dapperQ is proud to present the 2012 Pride installment of He Said/We Said, based on Take Ivy. HS/WS is the brainchild of its series editor: Anita Dolce Vita.
Take Ivy, a 1965 collection of photographs shot at Ivy League campuses across America, is often considered to be the bible of Ivy League style. However, some, such as Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, founders of the menswear blog Street Etiquette, have noted that the book documents a primarily white experience; there was only one black student featured in the entire book. In 2010, Kissi and Gumbs responded to this inadequate representation with their wildly popular Black Ivy fashion editorial. However, Black Ivy failed to represent any dapperQs. So, in the spirit of Pride and guided by the vision of dapperQ’s current mission, we created and present to you Queer Ivy. You can see the original editorial that includes the history behind Queer Ivy, as well as model bios, interviews, and outfit details on Autostraddle. Here are some never before seen images from the shoot. Editorial photos by Bex Wade. Behind the scenes images by Annie Frame.
Image on left from top to bottom: Take Ivy (1965), Black Ivy (2010), Queer Ivy (2012).
Queer Ivy models from left to right: Mary J. Barbour, Aden Hakimi, Sebastian Joshua Flowers, Allex Knight, Rachel Rudy, and Ema Lu.
Model Murielle Bernard (below)
Behind The Scenes…
I really love this! The fashion is spot on.
Are there links to where we can purchase the items worn by the dapperQ models?
You can find all the models’ bios and outfit details in the Autostraddle version at: http://www.autostraddle.com/he-saidwe-said-queer-ivy-139811/
However, be forewarned that the models self-style their own looks for the He Said/We Said series and, as such, many of the pieces are either vintage or no longer available (sold out at stores). You can use the images as inspiration to find similar items at the stores listed in the outfit details or try to find the exact items at vintage stores or on-line retailers that resell clothing. You can find recommended retailers listed in a dapperQ article here:
Hope this helps!