Exhibitions Pre-2000


maleORDER: addressing menswear:

Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, (Melbourne, Australia), 1999.

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Jocks and Nerds:

the Museum at FIT, (New York, NY), 1989.



Of Men Only:

Brooklyn Museum, (Brooklyn, NY), 1975.

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Press release here.


International Men and Boys Wear:

(London), 1969.

Shown here on British Pathé, a video and film archive.

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Adam In The Looking Glass

Metropolitan Museum of Art, (New York, NY), 1950


click here for a pdf announcement of Adam In The Looking Glass published by The Met








Male Costume From 1350

Victoria & Albert Museum, (London, England), 1947-48

“a multi-media show that presented photographs of brass rubbings, manuscripts, illustrations, garments and sculpture. A leaflet, Male Costume 1350-1950, printed by the Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, was written by [James] Laver to accompany the show.” –Exhibiting Fashion (Clark, De La Haye)

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for more information about these early exhibits, see Exhibiting Fashion: Before and After 1971 by Judith Clark and Amy De La Haye, and Fashion and Museums: Theory and Practice edited by Marie Riegels Melchior, Birgitta Svensson