London’s Design Museum will host an exhibition on November 26 that celebrates the creativity and legacy British musician Amy Winehouse.
“Amy: Beyond The Stage” commemorates the 10th anniversary of the death of the singer. It explores her creative process from conception to stage, her musical influences, and the stories behind her iconic beehive.
This retrospective exhibit is the first to be devoted to Winehouse. It was created as a tribute to an artist who was too young. The exhibition begins in the beginning stages of her career. Visitors can follow her rise to stardom, and also get to know her through previously unseen personal items such as her teenage notebooks and handwritten lyrics.
The exhibit also examines Winehouse’s love for music, from soul to jazz to R&B and hip-hop. It pays tribute to her distinctive voice and confessional lyrics as well as her musical influences, including Sarah Vaughn and Frank Sinatra.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a studio inspired by Metropolis’ recording studio. They can also enter an immersive experience that is based on the track “Tears Dry On Their Own”. Both tracks were created by Chiara Stephenson, digital design by Luke Halls Studio, and artwork by Studio Moross. Visitors will have the opportunity to read the confessional lyrics of the singer through her personal annotations, and discover the graphic design stories behind her albums.
Design Museum presents a retrospective exhibition that examines Amy Winehouse’s style.
You can also see her eclectic style through photography, as well as the original outfits she wore for her most memorable performances. These range from high-street clothes to designer brands like Preen and Moschino in 2007 Brit Awards, as well as looks by Roberto Cavalli and John Galliano.
The exhibition covers the ‘Frank and ‘Back to Black’ eras. It also examines Winehouse’s evolution from loose, flowing hair and retro outfits of the 2000s to her bold, bold eyeliner, beehive haircut and modern look she wore to launch her second album. You can also meet Fred Perry and see her influence on fashion.
The final section of the exhibition focuses on Winehouse’s legacy as a musician and designer. It celebrates how musicians and designers have paid tribute to her work, including musical tributes and catwalk fashion by Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
Priya Khanchandani is the Design Museum’s head of curatorial and exhibitions curator. She said that Amy’s incredible voice, confessional lyrics, and provocative manner made them one of the most important artists in their time. Her sound was a blend of 1960s American pop and jazz, infused with soul and R&B. This resistance to genre is evident in her image.
Amy was outwardly a rebel and an artist, but she was also incredibly practical and down-to-earth. She had an unmistakable style that drew from a variety of diverse influences and had a well-curated collection of eclectic and diverse influences. This exhibit is a tribute to Amy’s eclectic collection of references that gave her a character larger than life.
Amy: Beyond the Stage” opens at the Design Museum in London on November 26th.