Reigning Men

Reigning Men

Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

Book - 2016
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"This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by the Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund. Exhibition itinerary: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: April 10-August 21, 2016 The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney: December 3, 2016-March 12, 2017 Saint Louis Art Museum: May 25-September 17, 2017"--

Prestel Publishing
This fully illustrated book accompanies one of
the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated
solely to three centuries of men's fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early
fashion trends centered around what men--not women--were
wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men's fashion
since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign
dress and manners after touring the European continent.
This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men—not women—were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men’s fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign dress and manners after touring the European continent. This phenomenon is only one of many explored in sections titled "Revolution/Evolution," "East/West," "Uniformity," "Body Consciousness," and "The Splendid Man." In addition to numerous illustrations of extant menswear, the book captures the 19th-century dandy, a more restrained brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row; the post-WWII mod, who relished the colorful styles of Carnaby Street; and the 21st-century man—ultra-chic in a sleek suit by day, wearing a flowered tuxedo by night. Reigning Men illuminates connections between history and high fashion, traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how uniforms have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals that women aren’t the only ones who cinch and pad their bodies. Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated, this eye-opening book will certainly appeal to men and women alike.

Publisher: Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Munich ; London ; New York : DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2016
ISBN: 9783791355207
3791355201
Branch Call Number: 391.1 T139r
Characteristics: 270 pages ; 32 cm

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