Reigning Men

It's Reigning Men in L.A.

A major new exhibition at LACMA explores the last 300 years of men’s fashion, from the three-piece suits of 18th-century aristocrats to the Gucci rope thong of the Tom Ford era.

In between, all the Western male archetypes are paid tribute: dandies, flâneurs, military men, mods, bikers, and so on.

Through 200 looks drawn primarily from the museum's own collection, the show aims to debunk the contemporary association between fashion and femininity, celebrating a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear.

Reigning Men, April 10 - August 21, 2016, LACMA, Los Angeles


Walter Van Beirendonck (2000)


(1720s)


Helmut Lang (2004)


(c. 1820)


shirt by I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet (1966), trousers by Bill Blass (1967)


(c. 1770)


Dries Van Noten (2013)


(1860s-70s)


Johnson Hartig for Libertine (2012)


(c. 1800)


(mid-19th century)


Rudi Gernreich (1974)


(c. 1825)


(1996)


(1860s)


(1935-45)


Walter Van Beirendonck (2013)


(1925-35)


(1910-25)


Etro (2014)


Musashiya (1952)


(early 20th century)


Marithé + François Girbaud (2006)





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Apr 16, 2016 12:41:00

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