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LACMA /// Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

This video follows Clarissa Esguerra, Assistant Curator, and Melinda Kerstein, Mount Maker in the Department of Costume & Textiles, while they get a mannequin dressed and ready for the exhibition “Reigning Men”. The ensemble shown here features a a silk embroidered coat that was made around 1800 in France.

The exhibition “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015” explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.” It’s on view at LACMA through August 21, 2016.

More info: lacma.org/ReigningMen
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