Events

Dandy Style Lunchtime Talks – Ben Whyman

Black wool coat with 'fighting cocks' embroidery, Alexander McQueen, 1998.

The ‘Life Stories’ of Men’s Clothes: intimate evidence of wear and alteration with Ben Whyman, Manager, Centre of Fashion Curation, LCF

Inspired by our current exhibition Dandy Style, we have arranged an affiliated series of six free talks by writers and researchers currently at the forefront of the exploration of men’s fashion and styling.

Five of the speakers have written chapters in our accompanying book, Dandy Style, which is available to buy in the gallery shop.

Dandy Style focuses on men’s fashion and image from the 18th century to the present day. The show explores how concepts such as elegance, uniformity and spectacle have evolved over the last 250 years.

Ben Whyman is manager of the Centre for Fashion Curation, a research centre based at London College of Fashion. He is responsible for overseeing project management of exhibitions and events, as well as production of publications on the practice and theory of fashion curation. His works include a chapter on Hardy Amies as couturier for London Couture 1923-1975: British Luxury, and an In Conversation interview with fashion exhibition-maker, Judith Clark, for the Fashion Project which took place in Bal Harbour. In 2014 Whyman worked with Clark on the Louis Vuitton archive galleries at Asnières in Paris.

Book on to Dandy Style Lunchtime Talks. -Ben Whyman