Ivy Style
September 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Ivy Style celebrated one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. While viewed today as a classic form of dressing, in its heyday, Ivy style—or the Ivy League look—was actually so cutting-edge that it went on to inform the evolution of menswear for decades. This exhibition examined the genesis of Ivy style on the prestigious college campuses of the United States during the early years of the twentieth century, looked at the ways in which the style became codified by mid-century, and revealed how now, nearly one hundred years after its inception, Ivy style is still a thriving global influence.


Ivy Style by Patricia Mears, Christopher Breward, G. Bruce Boyer, Christian Chensvold, Masafumi Monden, and Peter McNeil, Yale University Press, 2012.