When: Today, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1 p.m.
Media/Press Opportunity at 12:30 p.m. in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery
Where: Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building / T102 Lecture Hall
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Background: Dandyism, which has been passionately debated since the late 18th Century, will be all the talk and all the action at GCC today, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 with Rose Callahan, co-author of “I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman” coming to campus. According to
Webster’s New World Dictionary, a dandy is a man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop; or it is something very good and agreeable.
Callahan will share her years of exploring the fascinating phenomenon of dandyism with GCC students, faculty, staff and visitors at the Fall Fashion Speakers Series hosted annually by Genesee Community College’s Fashion Business program. Her presentation at 1 p.m. will include a Q&A opportunity, an autograph session and a special Dress Like a Dandy Contest. Students, staff, faculty and the community-at-large are invited to dress ‘the part’ for GCC’s Dandy Day. The top five contestants deemed most elegant and stylish by a panel of GCC judges will win an autographed copy of Callahan’s book.
“With each new portrait comes more curiosity, and the realization that a true dandy is a rare thing indeed,” Callahan writes on her online blog, http://dandyportraits.blogspot.com/. Here, hundreds of Callahan’s photos and dynamic portraits can be viewed, all under the title of her current project and obsession, “The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today, The Dandy Portraits, Field Notes & Photos by Rose Callahan.”
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Editor’s Note: For a photograph of Rose Callahan: