I traveled home today thinking about David Bowie, feeling so sad that he’s gone. I did not get to London in 2013 for the David Bowie is exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum, but I winced every time I saw someone with the tote bag. I vividly recall Belinda telling me about seeing the yellow suit that he had worn in Rolling Stone magazine.
It was so slim, she said
A year or two earlier, at the V & A’s British Design 1948-2012 exhibit, I marveled at the Kansai Yamamoto knitted catsuit he had worn on stage. (I can’t remember what it had to do with British design.)
(Photo by Mayasoshi Sukita, from this article.)
Googling around looking for the catsuit, I came across this video on a V & A page about the 2013 exhibition.
He was an artist to the end, creating startling and lasting beauty. I will also remember the knitwear.