With 200 historical and contemporary ensembles , Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing primarily from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) extensive collection the exhibition traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how elements of the uniform have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals how cinching and padding the body was, and is, not exclusive to women. Also featured are many modern shoe styles, such as Jeremy Scott x Adidas spring ’13 designs and Etro’s fall ’14 collection. This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by Ellen A. Michelson. Additional support is provided by the Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund. Funding is also provided by Eugene Sadovoy.
Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 runs from April 10 until April 21st 2016.