Adornment as Resistance: The Black Dandy and Street Style
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
212-491-2200 Price: Free
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Join us as we celebrate the release of Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis, a companion to her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, which examines global black dandyism through photography and film. Lewis will be joined in conversation by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, photographer and Creative Director of The Brooklyn Circus Ouigi Theodore, for an exploration of “oppositional fashion” as a mode of self-expression and a catalyst for resistance to myriad social expectations and political ideas.
Today’s black dandies assume none of the privilege associated with dandyism’s European origins, but all the delight and careful consideration of one’s style. The evening is themed as a seersucker social. Before the program there will be portraits taken of the public. We will also host a light reception and book signing after the conversation.