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unsure where to post this...or what to expect from this exhibition, but if ur interested have a look...
http://www.nypl.org/press/2006/rakish.cfm

Rakish History of Men's Wear - The Story of Men's Fashion Told Through Its Rebels and Rakes, a new exhibition at The New York Public Library on view September 8, 2006 through April 7, 2007.


Curatorial Talks
In conjunction with A Rakish History of Men's Wear, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library's fall series of free lectures and classes, "Reflections on Culture: Fashion, Styles, and Trends," explores the ideas of "fashion" and "style" in the broadest sense. For more information and a complete listing of programs, visit http://www.nypl.org/research/calenda...l/schedule.cfm.

Gentleman Prefer Black: A Rakish History of Men's Wear
Wednesdays, September 13; October 11; November 8; December 13, 12:30 p.m.
Paula Baxter, Curator of the Wallach Division Art & Architecture Collection, considers the powerful social forces behind the transformation of men's dress, based on historical precedents and the demands of modernism.

Fashion on Stage
Tuesdays, October 17, 3:15 p.m. & December 12, 6:00 p.m.
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator of Exhibitions at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, discusses how entertainment and fashion have been intertwined throughout the past century.

Fashion on the Map: Exploring National Dress as Decoration on Antique Maps
Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 26, 3:15 p.m.;
Tuesday, December 19, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m.
Alice Hudson, Chief of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, lectures on the rich insights into history that antique maps offer, specifically in their decorative aspects. The program will focus on fashion as it appears in map margins.

Reform Dressing: Garments and Banners of the Suffrage Campaigns in England and the United States
Tuesdays, September 12, 6:00 p.m. & November 14, 3:15 p.m.
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner examines color codes and iconography of suffrage banners as well as the on-and-off fashions of suffragists around the country.

The Selling of Style
Wednesdays, September 20, 3:15 p.m. & October 18, 6:00 p.m.
John Ganly from The Library's Science, Industry and Business Library focuses on the t
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Gentleman Prefer Black: A Rakish History of Men's Wear
Wednesdays, September 13; October 11; November 8; December 13, 12:30 p.m.
Paula Baxter, Curator of the Wallach Division Art & Architecture Collection, considers the powerful social forces behind the transformation of men's dress, based on historical precedents and the demands of modernism.

I plan to go to the lecture tomorrow 1230.

Anyone else?

If so, PM me pls.
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