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The style of the dandy is elegant but bold―dedicated to the perfection of taste. This meticulously choreographed look has a vibrant history; the legacy of Beau Brummell, the original dandy of Regency England, can be traced in the clothing of urban dandies today. Dandy Style celebrates 250 years of male self-expression, investigating the portraiture and wardrobe of the fashionable British man. Combining fashion, art, and photography, the historic and the contemporary, the provocative and the respectable, it considers key themes in the development of male style and identity, including elegance, uniformity, and spectacle. Various types of dandy are represented by iconic figures such as Oscar Wilde, Edward VIII as Prince of Wales, and Gilbert & George. They appear alongside the seminal designs of Vivienne Westwood, Ozwald Boateng, and Alexander McQueen; and portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and David Hockney.
From the Publisher
Painting Men’s Style
Considers how portraiture can be utilised as an important source to enrich our understanding of the history of men’s dress and dressed appearance.
Analysing Subculture & Subversion
Explores key figures and historic moments that anchor a rejection of the customary expectations of men’s dress choices over the past 250 years.
The Contemporary Dandy
Addresses the multicultural nature of Britain and British men’s style to offer new perspectives on 20th and 21st-century masculinities.