LACMA To Feature 300 Years Of Menswear For ‘Reigning Men’ Exhibit

It’s “Reigning Men” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A new exhibit featuring 200 historical and contemporary ensembles that survey men’s fashion from the 18th to early 21st century will open on April 10.

“Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear,” with looks spanning from 1715 to 2015, will be on display at the LACMA until Aug. 21.

The cultural influence of dandy, mod, punk and other movements that shaped menswear over the past 300 years is examined through dress, shoes, hats and textiles largely curated from LACMA’s permanent archives.

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An embroidered Chinese shoe featured in LACMA’s “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear” exhibit.

The comprehensive collection has been acquired over the past decade. LACMA CEO Michael Govan said in a statement, “LACMA now has the strongest European and American menswear collections in the western United States.”

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Ken Etro fall ’15 collection featured in LACMA’s “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear” exhibit.

Rare ensembles from the French Revolutionary period, 19th-century East-West markets and more than 50 contemporary fashion houses are represented in the collection.

Also included are many modern shoe styles, such as Jeremy Scott x Adidas spring ’13 designs and Etro’s fall  ’14 collection.

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