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David Bowie Is So Cool

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently showing the first stop of the David Bowie Is Exhibit here in North America. This Exhibit was originally presented and curated by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London last Spring and is currently on tour here in North America with Toronto as the first stop. I was lucky enough to attend the first weekend showing last weekend which was easily sold out. No photos were allowed during the Exhibition but I had so much fun learning about David Bowie, his life, career, music, his art and fashion. He is a multi-talented man, a pioneer in music, so ahead of his time, super stylish and definitely an original. Imagine his career spanned from 1970s to the present. During the 1970s, he was already into space odyssey suits, he was into psychedelic fashion and music. He collaborated with artists like Pierre Laroche, Kansai Yamamoto and even Alexander McQueen even before they became well known in their own fields. On display were over 300 objects from his own archives including his costumes, handwritten lyrics, books and works of Art. Bowie's costumes were even more outrageous and more fantastic than Lady Gaga. David Bowie has transformed himself into many forms that could rival Madonna's transformation in the music world. This exhibit is the coolest exhibit I have ever seen. It combined David Bowie's music, art and fashion into one. David Bowie is definitely so cool! 
Tokyo Pop Bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour designed by Kansai Yamamoto, 1973.
David Bowie is ahead of his time and collaborated with talented artists even before they become popular in the mainstream Fashion. The Union Jack coat was designed by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie when McQueen was still a student at Central Saint Martins, London. The Suit was worn by David Bowie from the Life on Mars? video in 1973. 
Bowie wrote the lyrics to Ziggy Stardust.
 The Flash was designed by Celia Phio and Brian Duffy and drawn by make-up artist Pierre Laroche. 
These are some of the David Bowie goodies sold at the the AGO Gift Shop.
C'mon  Let's Dance to David Bowie.

David Bowie is at Holt Renfrew window display.

The clever thing was to break the rules and
 stay alive all the same.
- David  Bowie


A Happy Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada!


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23 comments

  1. Looks like fun Pamela, I love museum exhibits as well, especially when the crowds are low and I have plenty of time. Warm wishes for a lovely weekend...xx

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  2. very cool exhibit for sure Love his music He was and still is quite the entertainer So cool you had the chance to see it
    Have a GREAT weekend and let me know when you get your coffee/tea winnings!!

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  3. Hi Pamela! He is definitely super cool and the exhibit must be amazing! Would love to see it too!:) Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

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  4. I would have loved to go to this, Love Bowie, so cool :) xx

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  5. Hi Pamela, I honestly didn't know much about the history of David Bowie before this post, I didn't realize he took such bold fashion risks! This exhibition is a must for any fan, new and old. Looks exciting!

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  6. How fun to have this exhibit in your town. I met David Bowie many years ago. He is very polite. Isn't that nice to know?

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    1. Hi Connie, lucky you to have met David Bowie in person. I could just imagine he is the perfect gentleman.

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  7. I am so pleased you got to see the exhibition Pamela. I grew up being completely obsessed by him. Even though no photography was allowed, you captured the spirit of the exhibition beautifully. Very cool!

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  8. One of the biggest icons! China Girl is one of my all time favs!!! His style is inimitable. Thanks for the preview - can't wait for the show to come to America....hope it will! xo Loi

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  9. Not a fan of his music but I admire him for his influence on pop culture.

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  10. This is something I would really like to see. Not many persons has that much charisma, regardless are u a fan or not. David Bowie, Nick Cave, Freddie Mercury, Leonard Cohen, just some of my favorites, not similar at all, but I think the common thing that connects them is that unique, peculiar expression. I think I m a little bit jealous;-) Have a beautiful Sunday!:)

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  11. I love David Bowie :-)


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  12. What a great exhibition!!! Lucky you :)

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  13. Oh wow, this looks like such a cool exhibit! Why do I not live in Toronto? There's so much more culture there. I was never a fan of music but I think it's so awesome that he collaborated with McQueen!

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  14. That looks like an exhibit I'd really love to see. I've always been a big fan of David Bowie. So cool that you got to see it!

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  15. ...Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me, wishing you a good start to the new week!

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  16. oh wow these photos are beautiful! thanks for sharing !
    xoxo

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  17. We never get cool exhibits like that here! I would love to see the costumes he wore and other things about him. Thanks for putting this together Pamela.
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  18. Lucky you! It doesn't look like a New England stop is scheduled, but perhaps they will add one. Looks like an awesome exhibit.

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  19. He is definitely great artist! Thank for amazing exhibition and post!
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  20. Just catching up on your blog after my week away. I've always admired David Bowie and earlier this year saw the exhibition advertised when I was in the V&A. I had intended to go back to see it but just didn't find the time so this was the perfect post for me!

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  21. All the best for the reunion, enjoy it and let us know how it goes. Thanks for your kind visit...Happy Friday Doll!

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Pamela lives in Toronto, Canada, currently working in Banking in the field of Credit and Finance. The Chic Delights blog has evolved into an on-line magazine about my experiences and inspirations on style, travel, people, lifestyle and current events. My features are not sponsored posts. The photographs and stories featured here are all from my own resources and experiences. [Pamela RG] (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-43Wqs-SmwEU/UggtnO60INI/AAAAAAAAQw0/HZa9oGRC8Bc/w200-h200-no/DSCN0550.jpg)