Men’s Clothing Throughout the ages the V&A has been the focus of a major new exhibition at the museum.
Fashioning Manhoods: Men’s clothing “curators of men’s clothing and gaze celebrates the power, artistry and variety”.
The exhibition opens in March 2022, looking at how men’s fashion has evolved over the centuries and how designers, tailors and artists have influenced its evolution.
And the exhibition presents a diverse view of men’s fashion and “to highlight and celebrate the multitude of men’s self-expression, dressing beyond binary.”
V&A said the fashionable manhood will present nearly 100 looks and 100 works of art, displayed “thematically” in three galleries.
They include classic sculptures and Renaissance paintings and fashion pieces such as Gucci. Harris Reed Grace Wales Boehner and Raf Simons.
Claire Wilcox and Rosalind McKeever, co-curators of fashionable masculinity, said: “Male fashion enjoys an unprecedented period of creativity.
“This is a powerful mechanism to promote compliance or express individuality over the long term.
“Rather than a linear or critical history, it is a journey across time and gender. The exhibition brings a historical and contemporary look to art, which informs how masculinity is presented.
“It’s a celebration of the masculine wardrobe and everyone is invited to join.”
The three main galleries for fashionable masculinity explore different aspects of clothing, over-dressed and understated, menswear.
Fashioning Men: The Art of Menswear will run from March 19 to November 6, 2022.