BY H.L. Parker
A new exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion opens Sunday at the RISD Museum.
Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778–1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of today—including Rick Owens, Patti Smith, Ouigi Theodore, and Waris Ahluwalia.
The show includes a shirt once worn by Oscar Wilde and several suits from the collection of the late Richard Merkin, noted painter and longtime RISD Professor. Bill van Siclen has a great write-up in the ProJo.
(The toffs will be attending a $500/ticket gala on Friday night at the Chace Center featuring the big black voodoo dandy himself, André Leon Talley, a force of nature and editor at Vogue.)