"Men In Skirts" at the Met

"Bravehearts: Men in Skirts," an exhibit on the appropriation of feminine elements in men's clothing, will be on display at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 8, 2004. In an unprecedented survey of "men in skirts" in historical and cross-cultural contexts, the exhibition will feature more than 100 items drawn from The Costume Institute's permanent collection, augmented by loans from cultural institutions and fashion houses in Europe and America.

The exhibition will explore how skirts have exposed the male leg for display of male prowess throughout history. Skirts worn in ancient Greece and Rome projected the ideals of youth and virility, a form of hyper-masculinity that is also projected by the Scottish kilt.

"Bravehearts: Men in Skirts" is the expanded version of the exhibition Men in Skirts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2001.

men in skirts?

It is a lovely piano, but what does it have to do with the subject?

Re: men in skirts? -- Corrected

The URL was to the home page of the site, which in fact did have the exhbition on it when we posted the story. Alas, they changed their home page today and removed it. Never fear, we found the new URL and fixed it. Please try again, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

--Justin