A Dandy Installation
By Erik Gould
In a groundbreaking exhibition—drawn from our collection and loans from other national and international organizations and private individuals—the RISD Museum celebrates the dandy, tracing the variety of ways in which this personality has blazed through two centuries and investigating where he resides today.
Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778—1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of today—including Rick Owens, Patti Smith, Ouigi Theodore, and Waris Ahluwalia.
Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion is designed by nationally recognized New York creative agency Tsang Seymour, founded in 1993 by Catarina Tsang (RISD ‘89) and Patrick Seymour (RISD ‘87). Previous clients include the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Gagosian Gallery, GSA’s Office of Design Excellence, Guggenheim Museum, International Center of Photography, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Times, Smithsonian Institution, and Van Cleef & Arpels.