When a living artist gets a museum exhibition whose sole purpose is to honor her life, she’s a pretty big deal. Not that Annie Lennox needs any reminder of that. Known for her vocal work both as part of the Tourists and the Eurythmics and her out-there, androgynous personal style as well as her humanitarian efforts, Lennox is a legend in our time, and certainly has been a serious influence on the pop stars of today. Accordingly, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is honoring her with an exhibit entitled The House of Annie Lennox, which opened this week and will run through February. The exhibit will feature never-before-seen photographs of Lennox’s life, as well as a selection of her well-known costumes, personal artifacts and awards. Click through to see a sneak peek of a few of the items on display and awash yourself in music history.
A 1991 portrait by Satoshi Saikusa. Photo via V&A.
Union Jack suit worn by Annie Lennox for the Brit Awards, where she won a Lifetime Achievement award with the Eurythmics, 1999. Photo via V&A.
Bear ears, worn by Annie Lennox in the ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ video, 1995. Photo via V&A.
Black sequinned evening dress and tailcoat, worn by Annie Lennox in the ‘Little Bird’ music video, 1992. Photo via V&A.
A gold lame corset with pink detailing worn with The Tourists. Photo via the Daily Mail .
The red cloak, staff and top hat worn in the ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ video. Photo via the Daily Mail .
Photo via the Daily Mail .
Portrait by Bryan Adams for the cover of his Greatest Hits album, The Annie Lennox Collection. Photo via BBC