Collars of the Modern Gentleman

 © Photos: Michelle Moore


The American fashion designer and musician Michael Cepress with training in art and interest in menswear, confronts a garment’s architecture and structure with unlikely ornamentation and pattern. In 2006, he received a ‘Yellow Pages” dress and was asked to draw inspiration from historical paper collars.

 “The collars I created show my expression of ideas about new definitions of masculinity, reflections on histories of both the 1960s and Edwardian period in American fashion, and to use these pieces as a way of defining and decorating free-thinking men of the day, whom I lovingly call The Modern Gentleman.”

Excerpt from a written interview to M. Pichou on the occasion of the article
The ATOPOS RIPPING Project: a “new” life for dress objects ?” (COSTUME, volume 54, issue 2, 2020)

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Michael Cepress