Fashioning Masculinities at the V&A

March 7 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Victoria & Albert Museum's (V&A) latest fashion exhibition Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is set to open next week. According to the various press images released on their website, it seems that the show will feature several historic paintings which will help to bring to life this intriguing topic.

According to the museum's website:

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is the first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance. Contemporary looks by legendary designers and rising stars will be displayed alongside historical treasures from the V&A's collections and landmark loans: classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings, iconic photographs, and powerful film and performance. 

The exhibition showcases the variety of possible masculinities across the centuries from the Renaissance to the global contemporary: from looks by Gucci, Harris Reed, Grace Wales Bonner and Raf Simons, to paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola and Joshua Reynolds, contemporary artworks by David Hockney and Omar Victor Diop, to an extract from an all-male dance performance by Matthew Bourne's New Adventures.

The exhibition will run from 19th March 2022 until 6th November 2022 and its accompanying catalogue is already available for order on the museum's website.

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