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Man in Progress: 20 years of Men’s Fashion and 20 Years of GQ

Start Date 26 September 2014
End Date 11 January 2015
Venue Museo Del Traje
Location Madrid, Spain
Curator Marta Blanco and José Luis Díez Carpenter Garde
Designer Gonzalo Fonseca

This unique exhibition, by the hand of the GQ magazine and the Museo del Traje, reflects on fashion and the male identity of the last twenty years. This is the first retrospective of this nature to be held in Europe. 

The exhibition features exclusive fashion pieces ranging from the tuxedo Tom Ford designed for Daniel Craig in the 007 movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008), to the polka dot tuxedo that designers Dolce & Gabbana created for Lionel Messi to pick up the Ballon d’Or in 2012, the look that actor Adrien Brody wore in the Fall Winter 2012 Prada show or the Louis Vuitton suit that Andrés Velencoso wore in the campaign that launched him to fame and starred with Jennifer López. The exhibition also features men’s ‘manolos’ exclusively designed by Manolo Blahnik, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo by Andy Warhol and a matador jacket donated by the bullfighter Miguel Ángel Perera, among other spectacular designs. 

The fashion pieces are completed with an extensive exhibition of photographs by artists such as Paolo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Sebastian Kim, Giampaolo Sgura, Peggy Sirota, Tony Kelly, Javier Salas or Eugenio Recuenco.