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March 22, 2013updated 29 Jan 2016 9:54am

David Bowie Is Private View Photos from the V&A

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Victoria Broackes and Geoffery Marsh, curators of the exhibition walked the Ziggy orange carpet and were joined by influential names in the music, fashion and film industry including Bill Nighy, Tracey Emin, Tilda Swinton and Noel Gallagher

Professor Martin Roth and the Trustees of the V&A invited guests for a private viewing of the first international retrospective of David Bowie which opens to the public this weekend.

Victoria Broackes and Geoffery Marsh, curators of the exhibition walked the Ziggy orange carpet and were joined by influential names in the music, fashion and film industry including Bill Nighy, Tracey Emin, Tilda Swinton and Noel Gallagher.

After entering via the Grand Entrance, guests gathered in the Dome and were given the option of vodka cocktails or Heineken and ate canapés provided by Last Supper. Guests took the opportunity to view the exhibition which presents more than 300 objects from the David Bowie archive including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments. All of which are brought to life by an immersive sound and video experience of the inimitable artist’s performances.

DJ Jerry Bouthier welcomed guests with a David Bowie inspired DJ set. Once all guests arrived, 2manydjs’ David and Stephen Dewaele from Soulwax took over and continued the Bowie theme with a selection of tracks from various albums, including some from Bowie’s new album, The Next Day. All of the DJs wore Sennheiser headphones for their sets.

Between DJ sets Martin Roth, V&A Director and Tracey Emin celebrated the opening of the exhibition with speeches.

Attended by Alex Zane, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker, Arlissa, Bella Freud, Bernard Butler, Bill Nighy, Bobby Gillespie and Katy England, Caroline Sieber, Chloe Delevingne, Christopher Kane, Craig Roberts, Dan Gillespie, David Gandy, Dinos Chapman and Tiphaine de Lussy, Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby, Erdem Moralioglu, Gabriella Wilde, Jade Parfitt, Jeremy Deller, Julien Macdonald, Kaya Scodelario, Kyla La Grange, Laura Carmichael, Leah Wood, Luella Bartley and David Sims, Lulu Kennedy, Martha Ward, Mat Collishaw and Polly Morgan, Mr Hudson, Nick Grimshaw, Noel and Sara Gallagher, Otis Ferry and Edie Campbell, Pam Hogg and Duggie Fields, Patrick Grant and Katie Hillier, Pixie Geldof, Richard Nicholl, Sophia Hesketh, Steve Mackey, Tara Ferry, Tilda Swinton and Tracey Emin.

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