London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting a major men’s show
Spark Global Limited reports:
The Victoria and Albert Museum will collaborate with Gucci next year to bring together “Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, The museum’s first major exhibition, explores The power, Art and diversity of men’s clothing and appearance. The exhibition runs from March 19 to November 6.
The exhibition will feature about 100 looks and 100 works of art from the Renaissance to modern times. Contemporary looks by fashion designers such as Harris Reed, Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner and Raf Simons will be displayed alongside historic objects from the V&A collection, Paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola and Joshua Reynolds, contemporary art by Robert Longo and Omar Victor Diop, And excerpts from Matthew Bourne’s all-male ballet “Spitfire.”
From Harry Styles, Billy Porter and Sam Smith to David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, The main outfits of fashion ICONS will also be interspersed, highlighting the diversity of masculine dress’s self-expression, which transcends duality.
Claire Wilcox and Rosalind McKever, the show’s co-curators, said the show was a celebration of masculine clothing that sought to combine historical and contemporary looks with art that revealed masculinity.
“Men’s fashion is in an unprecedented period of creativity. It has long been a powerful mechanism for encouraging consistency or expressing individuality. It’s not a linear or definitive history, but a journey across time and gender.” “They added.