Rhino Factoids: Museum of Kylie
10 years ago today, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened an exhibit devoted solely to a single pop star: Kylie Minogue.
Vicky Broakes, chief of exhibitions for the museum, was the one who opted to pay tribute to Minogue, an artist who – despite her comparatively limited success in the States – remains as massive now as she was when she broke through with her cover of “The Loco-Motion” in the late ‘80s. "She is the only star apart from Madonna to have had number one hits in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s," said Broakes, in an interview with Reuters at the time.
The variety of material on display was significant, although it was understandably heavy on fashion, given the number of outfits Minogue shifted between during her famed live performances. Leopard-skin catsuits, pink-bejeweled corsets, various dresses and hats, and even a pair of gold hotpants from the video for “Spinning Around” could be seen in Minogue’s exhibit.
“I was absolutely speechless,” Minogue told Reuters. “It is a very strange feeling. I am honored and overwhelmed.”