Friday, April 8, 2011

Pop Culture Inspiration???: Philadelphia Men's Fashion Exhibit

The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress, sponsored by TIME Magazine, is a zanny, but scholarly celebration of 300 years in men's fashion.  Historically, only the wealthiest gentleman could afford to adorn themselves with such whimsy, sublime shock, and extreme craftsmanship.  

Ensconced like a gilded lily at Philadelphia's Museum of Art ( now until June 2011, are items some would label merely as "metro-sexual" or 'flamboyant' ,but in fact, were the wardrobe staples of the most virile, masculine, and confident gentleman of that day.     


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