Open the Wardrobe Door on the The Art of Menswear

Fashioning Masculinities at The V&A, it’s an exhibition you don’t want to miss.

Oddly for someone whose husband has no interest in fashion and grew up with a dad who was very much a cords and shirts type man (he was uber trendy when he was younger though – I have the photos to prove it) I adore men’s fashion; so when I heard that the V&A were curating an exhibition dedicated to it; Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, Mum and I booked tickets straight away.

If you are planning on going then stop reading because I took so many photos and I am sharing a fair few in this post because I just couldn’t only do a sneak peak.

The exhibition takes you through history from the amazingly flamboyant pieces of the past and how those have now inspired the current day but also how men’s fashion has inspired women’s style and discusses the idea of genderfluidity within clothes and what really is ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ fashion.

The bow is carved from limewood which I just couldn’t believe!

Even if you aren’t a fashion fan this is a fantastic look through history and will furnish you with facts; for example the Tuxedo is named after a country club in New York and Sir Horace Walpole was known as a ‘tastemaker’ which is something I would love to be able to add to my CV.

The exhibition is on until November so plenty of time to organise a trip to town.

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