Gender Bending Fashion – Apollo Magazine


Spanning the past century, around 60 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in this exhibition – along with photographs, paintings and videos – demonstrate how clothing has been used to challenge traditional gender roles. Find out more from the MFA Boston’s website.

Preview the exhibition below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here

Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man-I'd Join the Navy (c. 1917-1918), Howard Chandler Christy.

Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man – I’d Join the Navy (c. 1917–18), Howard Chandler Christy. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yves Saint Laurent "Le Smoking" (1976), Kenneth Paul Block

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Le Smoking’ (1976), Kenneth Paul Block. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Janelle Monáe in a Christian Siriano red evening suit, shirt and accessories at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Suit from the 'Born Between Borders' collection, Spring/Summer 2014, designed for Ikiré Jones by Walé Oyéjidé Esq.

Suit from the ‘Born Between Borders’ collection, Spring/Summer 2014, designed for Ikiré Jones by Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. with Samuel Hubler. Photo: Rog Walker for Ikiré Jones. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Tuxedo worn by Marlene Dietrich in the film ‘Morocco’ (1930).

Tuxedo worn by Marlene Dietrich in the film ‘Morocco’ (1930). Photo: Eugene Robert Richee/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston





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