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From W.E.B Du Bois to Waris Ahluwalia: Portraits of History’s Most Fashionable Men

Admirers of the well-dressed man, look no further. Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, out this week from Yale University Press in conjunction with the RISD Museum of Art’s exhibition on the same subject, is chock-full of photographs of famed sartorial geniuses and flamboyant clotheshorses, not to mention essays on “notable dandies” like Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, and John Waters. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider a wardrobe overhaul. After the jump, you’ll find just a small sampling of the book’s many great portraits — so if you’re in the Providence area, make sure to head on over to the exhibition for the full experience.

The Hon. Stephen Tennant, 1927. Cecil Beaton, photographer. Works of Art Fund. © Cecil Beaton. RISD Museum, Providence.

The Hon. Stephen Tennant, 1927. Cecil Beaton, photographer. Works of Art Fund. © Cecil Beaton. RISD Museum, Providence.

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