DAVID BOWIE IS MY HERO
HER real name is Lauren Halstead, but everyone knows her as Lauren Stardust.
The David Bowie tragic was overjoyed to tears when she stepped inside the David
Bowie Is exhibition honouring her idol at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Moving Image.
“It’s very overwhelming. My heart is racing,” she said.
Lauren, 25, was one of the first to get a sneak preview of the eye-popping show, which opens today and is already tipped to become the most popular in ACMI’s Winter Masterpieces series.
She dressed for the occasion in a Bowie-inspired outfit, as she does every day. “I’m a big fan of Bowie style as well as his music,” she said. “To be able to bring that theatricality into your own life is such a lovely thing to do.”
David Bowie Is arrives from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, where it premiered two years ago and quickly became its fastest-selling show. Seen by more than one million people in six cities, this is its only Australasian appearance.
Assistant curator Dr Kathryn Johnson, from the V&A, said the exhibition’s popularity was “real proof of the strange fascination which Bowie continues to hold”.
More than 300 costumes, sets, lyrics, artwork and other unseen items from Bowie’s personal collection are on show at ACMI in Fed Square until November 1.