At the Boston MFA, there’s a whole century of haute couture and ready-to-wear that challenges binary definitions of dress.
Over 60 designs are on view, highlighting celebs and their androgynous style, from David Bowie to Tilda Swinton and Janelle Monáe – the blue ruffled dress by Alessandro Trincone, worn by rapper Young Thug on his 2016 album “No, My Name is Jeffery,” is also on view.
The curator Michelle Finamore explains her decision to include the works of Monáe: “She was always on the top of my list as someone who spoke to millennials. What these young folks are doing with disrupting the gender binary, I was taken by her tuxedos.
It wasn’t masculine or feminine. She was mixing it up in a fantastic and novel way. Her approach to approach fashion is really indicative of what the young talents wear things now.”
We’ll see you there.
Images courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston