London’s Victoria & Albert Museum will celebrate the opening of the “David Bowie Is” retrospective tomorrow night, but rather than making an appearance, it’s rumored that the guest of honor will send his Oscar-winning doppelgänger.
Though reps for the museum won’t comment, Women’s Wear Daily reports that “industry sources” say Tilda Swinton “will be impersonating Bowie in his absence.” Swinton, who plays Bowie’s wife in the video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” bears a striking resemblance to the androgynous musician.
The V&A exhibit — which includes personal artifacts like instruments, diaries, album art, and costumes — looks back at Bowie’s life and career. Among those expected to attend the opening night party are Kate Moss, Bill Nighy, and fashion designers Erdem Moralioglu and Christopher Kane.
Watch Swinton in the video for Bowie’s “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” after the jump.
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