"Men In Skirts" at the Met
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-11-05 17:31
"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
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.