Friday, 16 September 2011

Little Bird

Annie Lennox by Satoshi Saikusa, 1991. Image © Satoshi Saikusa
Annie Lennox is celebrated as one of the finest musical voices of our time and one of the most successful female British artists in UK music history. An innovator, icon and performer, her success has spanned four decades and she is internationally renowned both for her music and her personal style.

The House of Annie Lennox is an immersive and intimate display which explores the image and creative vision of the artist. There will be a small selection of costumes and accessories worn by Lennox, together with photographs, personal treasures and awards, ephemera from the political campaigns she has championed, music videos and a specially commissioned video of Annie in conversation.

Black sequinned evening dress and tailcoat, worn by Annie Lennox in the 'Little Bird' music video, 1992. Image © V&A/La Lennoxa
Lennox was born in Scotland on Christmas Day, 1954. In 1971, at the age of 17, she left home after gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Today, she has achieved over 80 million record sales worldwide through her work with The Tourists (1977–80), with Dave Stewart as Eurythmics (1980–90), and subsequently as a solo artist. She is now as well known for her political campaigns as for her music. Winner of numerous musical awards, in 2011 she was awarded an OBE by the Queen for her services to charity.

This display pays tribute to Lennox's passion for life and creativity. Through her artistic output in many fields, she has influenced and transformed the position of a generation of female performers.

Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The House of Annie Lennox is on at the V&A from 15 September 2011 to 26 February 2012.

Annie Lennox official website


  1. Aaah, the most famous person to come from my hometown!

  2. But is your house as sparkly? :-) Jx

  3. Wow. From her solo work, I especially like her look during the Diva album. Still stunning!

  4. She is my muse:


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