UNITED KINGDOM / London / V&A Museum: Fashioning Masculinities
by Modem
© Modem

until Sunday November 06 2022

Wednesday–Sunday, 10.00–17.45

Victoria & Albert Museum
T : +44 (0)207 942 2000
Cromwell Road
SW7 2RL London
United Kingdom

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is the first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance.
Contemporary looks by legendary designers and rising stars will be displayed alongside historical treasures from the V&A's collections and landmark loans: classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings, iconic photographs, and powerful film and performance.

The third gallery, Redressed will also include paintings as well as extensive photography showing changing styles and attitudes, from Oscar Wilde, Claude Cahun and Cecil Beaton to The Beatles and Sam Smith. Robert Longo's 1981 drawing from the series Men in the Cities will introduce the final part of the section about the dissolving of the suit, and how a new wave of fashion designers from Rick Owens to JW Anderson to Comme des Garçons to Lesiba Mabitsela are slashing away at conventions, both for menswear, and masculinity.

- External image : Nude 1, by Anthony Patrick Manieri, April 2016, London, England. © Anthony Patrick Manieri
- Header image : New Adventures, Spitfire – an advertisement divertissement. Director & Choreographer Matthew Bourne. Photo: Kaasam Aziz

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