Sartorial Style on Saturday: Talking about The Face, in conversation with Mark Powell, Samurai rogues + merchant dandies, Adam Murray on North, Roy Strong’s wardrobe and real men DO wear pink!
Sartorial Style is on this Saturday at the V&A and looks to be a humdinger.
The day of talks, q&as and presentations considers centuries of male style and elegance and also explores contemporary men’s fashion, bringing together curators, academics, photographers, writers and designers.
Sartorial Style kicks off with Real Men DO Wear Pink!, an investigation into masculine style up until 1800 by Susan North, the V&A’s curator of 17th & 18th Century fashion.
Her colleague Anna Jackson will discuss men’s fashion in Japan under the title Samurai Rogues & Merchant Dandies while curator Ben Whyman dives into the treasure trove which is the clothing collection of one of the great dandies of the age – and the museum’s former director – Sir Roy Strong.
After lunch I’m going to be in conversation with legendary Soho tailor Mark Powell and will follow that with a presentation on the story of menswear in relation to The Face magazine, the subject of my forthcoming book.
The day is rounded out by Preston Is My Paris’s Adam Murray, who will talk about the exhibition North: Identity, Photography, Fashion.
Sartorial Style starts at 11am on Saturday March 18. Details here.