Ignacio has arrived – literally and figuratively – in Rhode Island. He’s in Providence to attend Artist/Rebel/Dandy Men of Fashion, a new exhibition opening tonight at the Rhode School of Design’s Museum of Art.
Of course the exhibit is about a subject near and dear to his heart and central to our work here at QP & Monty: men’s fashion.
But it is more than just about fashion – though Artinfo did refer to it as a “must see fashion exhibit of 2013” – it is a celebration of men and their relationship with their clothes.
And for us it is even more – it is a celebration of Ignacio’s personal dandihood!
A little over a year ago we received a comment to this blog from the curators of the exhibit Kate Irvin and Laurie Anne Brewer asking if Ignacio would be interested in helping them with their project. Of course he was happy to offer any assistance, but he never dreamed it would mean that his image and one of his favorite vintage suits would be included in the exhibit.
So tonight is an exciting night; actually the whole day has been exciting.
It began when our friend and we believe – the world’s preeminent dandy – Patrick McDonald swung by this morning to pick Ignacio and his luggage up en route to Penn Station. They then travelled together via Amtrak en route to Providence where they arrived earlier this afternoon.
I’m sure they’ll meet up again in about an hour at the museum to see the exhibit in person.
Ignacio is planning to wear a white dinner jacket and white vintage Stacy Adams shoes with his tux slacks. I’m sure the rest of the ensemble will be a sight to see, but I’ll have to wait to watch it all on twitter.
I’ll keep you posted!!