The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen

Colin McDowell


The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen

The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen

  • Title: The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen
  • Author: Colin McDowell
  • ISBN: 9780500017975
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover



This volume puts male sexuality on the catwalk It is a designed and illustrated celebration of men throught the ages who have dressed extravagently in order to show their power, to express their sexuality, to set themselves apart from the conformist herd or simply out of joie de vivre The author charts the male s stylish and self confident course through history, fromThis volume puts male sexuality on the catwalk It is a designed and illustrated celebration of men throught the ages who have dressed extravagently in order to show their power, to express their sexuality, to set themselves apart from the conformist herd or simply out of joie de vivre The author charts the male s stylish and self confident course through history, from the medieval knights, with their lavish heraldic dress, to the stuffed and codpieced Elizabethans, the fops, incroyables, bucks, dandies and swells, to the aesthetes, zooties, mods, hippies and punks of the 20th century McDowell discusses the influence of sport, class, movies and popular music on later generations and focuses on figures such as royalty, cowboys, sportsmen and screen idols who have provided role models for the 20th century The metamorphosis of the late 20th century fashionable man is considered, with reference to the influence of fashion photographers and the influence of gay culture It also looks at the new generation of menswear designers Versace, Armani, Ralph Lauren and Gaultier.


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