Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear by Rosalind McKever, Claire Wilcox, and Marta Francheschini. Published by V&A Publishing. Overview: "A visually stunning exploration of how fashion shapes ideas of masculinity. At a momnet of unprecedented creativity in men’s fashion, and continuing reflections on gender, contemporary designers are questioning established forms. seeking to liberate wearers from traditional models of masculine dress.
This book combines fashion with artistic and broader cultural histories - looking at the designers, tailors, and artists who have constructed and performed masculinity from the Renaissance to the present day. It traces connections across and beyond European menswear, celebrating both rich tradtions an daring individualists.
Divided into three parts. Undressed reveals the role of the body and underwear in fashioning masculinities. Overdressed explores the power dynamics of sartorial bravado, while Redressed deconstructs a modern masculine uniform: the black suit.”