SEX & SUITS

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SEX & SUITS

In her book Sex and Suits, the art historian Anne Hollander explores “the potent beauty” of the tailored suit, which highlights the wearer’s sexuality in a way that is “central, serious, and interesting.” Although the dandy look has long been one of the most significant queer styles, it is only recently that designers who specialize in menswear have come out of what the late Richard Martin called “the menswear closet.” Lesbians and bisexual women have been even less visible as designers, although this is gradually changing.