Actress Tilda Swinton took the podium to honour an androgynous icon at the opening of the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Running from Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, August 11, it’s already proving to be a hugely popular show and testament to the triumph of what Swinton herself calls “freaks” everywhere.
Swinton appeared on Bowie’s latest video ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ and testified to her relationship with the glam pop star as friend and fan. In a speech that is was both funny and affectionate, Swinton credited “that gingery boney pinky whitey person” with making her difference easier to bear growing up. Read the full transcript here.**