Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's Reigning Men at LACMA

There's a great exhibition of men's fashion, Reigning Men, currently at LACMA through 8/21/16.
It's displayed in several rooms and is organized thematically rather than chronologically.
The accompanying book is good as well. The photographs are straightforward, and the book gives full information on every piece displayed (much better than the book from the Met's China show last year).

Following are glimpses of the various sections.

Walter Van Beirendonck, FW 2000-01,  Ensemble from 1790s
Zoot Suit 1940-42
Langlitz Leathers 1951, Johnson Hartig for Libertine FW 2009-10


Tronbi 1925-35
Rudi Gernreich 1970, Banyan Robe 1720s, Banyan 1880s


Ralph Lauren 1979, Vivienne Westwood FW 1992-93
Detail of Thom Browne FW 2014-15
Jeremy Scott with Adidas FW 2013-14

Body Consciousness

Kean Etro for Etro FW 2014-15

The Splendid Man

Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein SS 2009, Johnson Hartig for Libertine SS 2014, Sapeur Suit 2005

Detail of Coat and Waistcoat c1800
I've loaded more of my photos onto Flickr and they can be found in the Reigning Men album.