Source: The BBC

A six month exhibition dedicated to musician Annie Lennox is to be unveiled at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It will feature a selection of her costumes personal treasures and awards, alongside photographs like this one, taken during the cover shoot for her album Diva, released to 1992.

Famed for her androgynous appearance in the 1980s, Lennox’s style has softened over the years, while remaining visually striking. Organisers say The House of Annie Lennox exhibition will be an “immersive and intimate display which explores the image and creative vision of the artist”.

The 56-year-old, best known for hits like Walking On Broken Glass, Why and Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), said she hopes visitors will get a “sense of what I’ve offered to the world”.

Lennox has sold over 80 million records worldwide through her work with The Tourists (1977–80), with Dave Stewart as Eurythmics (1980–90), and subsequently as a solo artist. She wore this cloak and top hat in the video for God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, taken from her 2010 Christmas album.

The black sequined evening dress and tail-coat, which Lennox wore in her 1992 video Little Bird, will be among the costumes on display. The song was released as a double A-side with Love Song For A Vampire, recorded for Francis Ford Coppola’s film version of Dracula.

Fellow musician Bryan Adams shot this portrait for the cover of the greatest hits album The Annie Lennox Collection. A photo taken at the same session sold for over £1,100 on eBay last year, with proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust.

Lennox famously wore the Union Jack suit in 1999 when the Eurythmics received the lifetime achievement Brit award.

Lennox donned a set of furry bear’s ears as part of her costume for the 1995 video to Whiter Shade Of Pale. She recorded her cover of the Procol Harum track for the US political thriller The Net.

The Scottish singer wore this leopard skin outfit in a performance video for The Eurythmics’ calypso-flavoured Right By Your Side. The House Of Annie Lennox opens on 15 September and is scheduled to close on 26 February next year.