Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

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On stage at Home Invasion.
Photograph: Robert Catto

The largest exhibition of menswear ever assembled has taken over the Powerhouse Museum

It’s not all chinos and button downs at this exhibition of male style. Disbanding the idea that men’s fashion is a bit of a non-event, Reigning Men brings a riot of colour to the Powerhouse Museum. It showcases more than 130 clothing pieces from three centuries worth of fashion evolution.

All the big names are on display – Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton – and together they’ll tell history through high fashion. You’ll see how three-piece ensembles from 18th century male aristocrats transformed into the opulent get up of a 19th century ‘dandy.’ Reminisce on the hyper colourful mod era and reflect on modern masculinity with the ultra-skinny, intricate floral designs we’re used to today.

 

By: Olivia Gee

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