David Bowie, a popular English singer-songwriter, actor, arranger and musician, seemed to love the Japanese style. It was evident during the exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum wherein most of David Bowie’s costumes are Kabuki-inspired. It is believed that Bowie is somehow a Japanophile. This includes his costume during the early 1970s when he was an alien stage character of the popular Ziggy Stardust. As far as stage costuming is concerned, there are many aspects that you can see in the museum that will make you believe in Bowie’s love for Japan. Have you ever heard about the famed “Tokyo Pop Jumpsuit”? This is actually a jumpsuit used in the Ziggy Stardust and it was Kansai Yamamoto who designed it. Such costume is considered to be a tear-away type and a real Kabuki theater piece of costume.
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For the past 10 years, David Bowie stayed away his private-self exile from the eyes of the public. Though after experiencing a heart attack last 2003, there was a blockbuster exhibition that followed in the Victoria and Albert Museum. This museum is found in London and the tickets were sold online. For the past decade, Bowie stayed away from the spotlight after his golden years of artistic accomplishments. If you were able to see the museum, you can see the Japanese style in his costuming. Of course, there are also other items aside from the costumes. You can also see his lipstick-stained tissue during the makeup session and then his handwritten lyrics which if seen altogether, are really spectacular. You do not need to be an exhibition curator to even appreciate the items shown in the museum.