Style Sheet

Men In Skirts

As Seen At The Movies

When manly men like Samuel L. Jackson and George Clooney drop trou for kilts, NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute takes note. And its new exhibition, ''Bravehearts: Men in Skirts,'' which runs until February, doesn't skirt the issues. ''It explores the changing ideals of masculinity,'' says spokesperson Bernice Kwok-Gabel. Hopes participant designer Howie Nicholsby: ''One day men can choose between trousers and a [skirt]. Just like women.'' But can they deal with panty lines?

Originally posted Nov 14, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints