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Dandy Style

250 Years of British Men's Fashion

Shaun Cole (Editor), Miles Lambert (Editor)

Hardcover

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Description

Celebrating 250 years of male self-expression, investigating the portraiture and wardrobe of the fashionable British man

The style of the dandy is elegant but bold—dedicated to the perfection of taste. This meticulously choreographed look has a vibrant history; the legacy of Beau Brummell, the original dandy of Regency England, can be traced in the clothing of urban dandies today. Dandy Style celebrates 250 years of male self-expression, investigating the portraiture and wardrobe of the fashionable British man. Combining fashion, art, and photography, the historic and the contemporary, the provocative and the respectable, it considers key themes in the development of male style and identity, including elegance, uniformity, and spectacle. Various types of dandy are represented by iconic figures such as Oscar Wilde, Edward VIII as Prince of Wales, and Gilbert & George. They appear alongside the seminal designs of Vivienne Westwood, Ozwald Boateng, and Alexander McQueen; and portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and David Hockney.


Praise For Dandy Style: 250 Years of British Men's Fashion

“Fashionistas will pore over the archive illustrations in Dandy Style, including many gorgeous close-ups of detailed embroidery and tailoring.”—Rana Foroohar, Financial Times ‘Best Books of the Week’

Yale University Press, 9780300254136, 168pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2021



About the Author

Shaun Cole is associate professor in fashion at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Miles Lambert is curator of costume at Manchester Art Gallery.