Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear

The book and exhibition Reigning Men follows men's fashion from its rise in popularity with 18th century aristocrats, precursors to the dandy

Early fashion trends centred around what men, not women, were wearing. The exhibition and book Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015 chronicles the course of men’s fashion since the time when young English aristocrats taking grand tours of Europe returned home with a heightened awareness of style. The exhibition opens shortly at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There are no plans yet to bring it to London, but Prestel’s 272-page compendium provides a taste.