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.
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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. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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. 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). Photo: Eugene Robert Richee/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston