Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715 – 2015

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Date(s) - Apr 10
12:00 am




The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents a major survey exploring the history of men’s fashionable dress from the 18th to the early 21st century.

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 17152015, re-examines the frequent association of “fashion” with “femininity” through five thematic sections—Revolution/Evolution, East/West, Uniformity, Body Consciousness, and The Splendid Man—revealing that early fashion trends were informed by what men were wearing as much as they were by women’s dress.

The exhibition, featuring 200 looks drawn mostly from LACMA’s permanent collection, celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 is curated by Sharon S. Takeda, Kaye D. Spilker, and Clarissa M. Esguerra from LACMA’s Costume and Textiles department.

See it from Sunday, April 10-Sunday, August 21.