V&A has announced that it will stage its first exhibition examining gender fluency in menswear throughout history.
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear will include looks from big name tags like Gucci, classic sculptures, Renaissance paintings as well as outfits worn by stars including Harry Styles and Sam Smith.
Opening in March, the collection will feature around 100 looks and 100 works of art displayed thematically across three galleries, Undressed, Overdressed and Disguised.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is set to showcase their first collection exploring gender influence in menswear throughout history. Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear will include looks stars including Harry Styles (left). A photograph of Sam Smith photographed by Alasdair McLellan wearing a shirt with a tie from Hermes (right) appears in the collection
The exhibition will explore androgynous clothing and feature Billy Porter’s pink cloak from the Golden Globes 2019 will also be exhibited
The portrait of Italian Prince Alessandro Farnese (left), born in 1545, wearing a fine embroidered cloak and hat will sit alongside a portrait of oil canvas by Charles Coote, standing wearing a pink cloak and feather hat (right)
Undressed, will explore the male body and underwear, while Overdressed, will explore ‘elite masculine wardrobe’. The third, Redressed, reflects on English country tailoring and the origins of the costumes.
Among the treasures on display is a portrait of Italian Prince Alessandro Farnese, born in 1545, wearing a fine embroidered cloak and hat. It will be shown next to a portrait of Charles Coote (1610-1661) in oily canvas in a pink cloak and a feather hat.
The Bronze Age statue of Auguste Rodin, depicting a life-size naked man, will be on display alongside images from Robert Longo’s famous Men in the Cities series, which he exhibited at Metro Pictures in 1981.
The exhibition is sponsored by Gucci and will show the blue suit from the fashion house’s collection before the fall of 2019, worn by Harry Styles at his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York in March 2019.
Billy Porter’s pink robe from the Golden Globes 2019 will also be on display alongside a photograph of Sam Smith photographed by Alasdair McLellan wearing a shirt with a tie from Hermes.
Theater photographs of Omar Victor Diop (right) will be shown alongside a wool coat, trousers and silk hat worn in the United States around 1845-1853 (left)
The collection is sponsored by Gucci and will feature the Italian house’s blue suit before fall 2019, worn by Styles in the brand’s tailoring campaign and at his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York in March 2019.
The British-American fashion designer Reed is known for their gender-fluid designs, and the exhibition will feature outfits from their Fluid Romanticism collection.
Alessandro Michele’s red lapel coat for Gucci’s Fashion Week collection 2015 will be displayed in the collection
An excerpt from Matthew Bourne’s dance performance New Adventures will also be shown alongside artwork by David Hockney and photographs by Oscar Wilde, Claude Cahun and Cecil Beaton.
A picture from the album The Teds from 1979 – a documentary photography book describing the life of British youth subculture in the 1960s – by Chris Steele -Perkins, will contain.
From the high fashion world, Alessandro Michele’s red lapel coat for Gucci’s Fashion Week collection 2015 will be on display alongside Orange Culture’s Autumn Winter 2020 Flower Boy two-piece set.
An excerpt from Matthew Bourne’s dance performance New Adventures (pictured) will also be shown alongside artwork by David Hockney
The Bronze Age statue of Auguste Rodin (left), depicting a life-size naked man, will be on display alongside images from Robert Longo’s famous Men in the Cities series (right), which he showed at Metro Pictures in 1981
A picture from the 1979 book, The Teds, by Chris Steele-Perkins entitled Ted with comb will be on display
Orange Culture’s Autumn Winter 2020 Flower Boy set in two parts (left) is displayed as well as garments from Wales Bonners spring summer 2015 Afrique collection (right)
As part of the show focusing on tailoring, the exhibition will feature a Nicholas Daley outfit from the Blackwatch collection
As part of the show focusing on tailoring, the exhibition will feature a Nicholas Daley outfit from the Blackwatch collection as well as clothing from Wales Bonners Spring Summer 2015 Afrique collection.
‘Masculine fashion enjoys a period of unprecedented creativity,’ ‘the exhibition’s co-curators, Claire Wilcox and Rosalind McKever, said in a statement.
‘It has long been a powerful mechanism for encouraging conformity or expressing individuality.’
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