DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the V&A Museum, London.

Ziggy Star dust costume. Final installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the David Bowie is exhibition.Image credit:  Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Final installation of Ziggy Star dust costume. Image supplied by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Star man hand pose created by Gems studioCostume fit in the sculptors studiosculptor face to face with the clay figure during the development process

sculptor breaking open a mannequin mouldcrouching figure during the development process at the Gems studio workshopfinal installation of the crouching figure wearing David Bowie's Ziggy stardust costume. Image supplied and copyright to the Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonKansai Yamamoto bodysuit costume fit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Enduringly iconic and highly influential, the style of David Bowie has always fascinated and enthralled his numerous fans worldwide. Now for the first time, an exhibition dedicated to his chameleon persona has debuted at London’s V&A museum and with a record breaking 67,000 tickets already sold, the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition is set to become a global phenomenon.

For Gems Studio and their sister company proportion>london it was more than an honour to have been involved in such a ground breaking showcase, working with the organisers on the creation of 54 display figures for the show. In spite of the fact that Gems and proportion have a long history of collaboration with the curators of this world respected Museum of art and design, the brief for this project was no less great a thought when the commission was revealed late in 2011.

The David Bowie IS exhibition runs from March 23rd 2013 until August 11th 2013 for more information visit

visit  http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/david-bowie-is/

Shown left: Final installation of the Ziggy Stardust costume. Image supplied and copyright by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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