The House of Lennox

Mimi ON Sep 19, 2011 AT 2:03 pm

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Starting 15th September, the Victoria & Albert Museum will be showcasing a brand new exhibit that’ll definitely be worth checking out. It’s called The House of Lennox and, from the title, you can probably guess which famous singer is being honored in the museum. If you haven’t heard of Grammy-award-winning Scottish musician Annie Lennox, she got her start in the 70s as a member of a group called The Tourists, but it wasn’t until the 80s when she joined David Stewart in creating The Eurythmics that she became a household name. If you haven’t heard the Eurythmics’ 1983 mega-hit, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” then Youtube it immediately and then try to keep from dancing. Not possible.

In the 90s Lennox broke off on her own and created such hits as “Walking on Broken Glass” (a personal favourite), and “Why.” She also does the most brilliant cover of “No More ‘I Love You’s,” a song originally by the band, The Lover Speaks. Watch her perform it live here at the Dolce and Gabbana Men’s Spring/Summer 2011 show.

Annie Lennox and her copycat, Amber Rose

Annie Lennox and her copycat, Amber Rose

With her outlandish and awesome costumes on stage and her own unique, and, most famously, androgynous style, Annie Lennox took the fashion world by storm. She’s sported a neon orange buzz cut, worn a headpiece made entirely of bright red and orange feathers, rocked a head-to-toe leather jumpsuit, and chopped her hair into a so-blond-it’s-white pixie cut that has influenced modern day fashionistas. The museum will showcase all her most famous looks along with stage costumes, personal photos and treasures, awards, past interviews, accessories, and special items from the political campaigns she’s been a part of. However, in a recent Stylist interview, Annie Lennox stated that despite her wild fashion sense, she believes that “the most innovative thing in fashion is jeans and a T-shirt” because whether you’re “wealthy or the opposite, you’ll be wearing the same thing.” This down-to-earth attitude has made Annie Lennox a pioneer of charitable efforts, her biggest passion being to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Africa by working with such organisations as Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Foundation, and the Treatment Action Campaign.

Annie Lennox in her leather jumpsuit and Gaga taking a leaf out of her book

Annie Lennox in her leather jumpsuit and Gaga taking a leaf out of her book

Lennox has undoubtably been an inspiration to many musicians and continues to inspire those in the industry today, but when Stylist asked the legend who she admires, Lennox named the unbelievably talented Adele. Referring to many of the musicians currently out there, Lennox says, “what I often feel is lacking is emotion. That’s what I love about Adele.” To her, Adele is “so refreshing. People are reminded what it’s all about. We don’t need the fripperies. We just want her voice.” We’d have to agree with Annie, but we must say that along with Lennox’s obvious singing talent, this fashion icon’s “fripperies” are what made all of us fashion lovers fall in love.

To read the entire interview, head over to stylist.co.uk

The House of Lennox runs from 15th September 2011 – 26th February 2012 and admission is free.

To read more about the exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum, check out www.vam.ac.uk.

 

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