Conferences and study days Thursday, 13 October 2022 – Friday, 14 October 2022

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear Symposium

The exhibition Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear serves as a catalyst for a two-day symposium exploring how masculinity has been fashioned and refashioned from Renaissance Europe to the global contemporary.

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  • Thursday, 13 – Friday, 14 October 2022

  • The Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

    Booking is essential.

Tickets go on sale at 00.00 on Monday, 11 July 2022

The symposium, organised by the V&A Research Institute in collaboration with the Centre for Fashion Curation and the Masculinities Research Hub at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London invites scholars, curators, and practitioners from the fields of fashion, art history, performance, material culture and gender studies, to propose papers that respond to the themes and key concepts addressed in the exhibition.

Call for Papers: We welcome proposals from researchers at all stages of their career and practitioners engaging with the themes expressed in the call (see Brochure). Proposals comprising a 250-word abstract and 150-word biography should be sent by 19 June 2022.

Tickets for the symposium will be available for booking from early July 2022.

Background image: Behind the scenes during install of Fashioning Masculinities at the V&A. Photo: Jamie Stoker