Who's Your Dandy?
By Julien Sauvalle
Men's fashion is the focus of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum this Spring, and kicking off the cycle is Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, an inspiring exhibition inaugurated last month by American Vogue's very own dandy, Mr André Leon Talley.
Featuring more than 200 objects, garments, and paintings, this is the first show dedicated to the history and persona of the dandy, from pioneers George "Beau" Brummel and Oscar Wilde, to contemporary icons like Patrick McDonald, Ouigi Theodore, or Waris Ahluwalia.
More than a fascinating retrospective on one of men's boldest expression of style since the late 18th century, the exhibition emphasizes the personalities of these fashionable characters and pays tribute to the fine craftsmanship evidenced in the creation of their fabulous garments.
A must-see if you find yourself in Providence this summer!
'Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion' at RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (6pm on Thursdays). Admission $12, $3-$10 reductions. Until August 18.