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  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #2, 2010 HAT: Ottoman era inspired onion-hat made with West African fabric SHIRT: Oversized shirt collar worn over regular shirt CAPE: Hooded cape with slit-armhole BOW-TIE: Bow-tie used as brooch FLOWER: A rose GLASS: La

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #6, 2013 HAT: Boater (contemporary/classic) with rose flower, 2005 FAN: Oversized Chinese fan, (contemporary/classic), 2007 SUIT: Seersucker suit, (contemporary/classic), 20th century NECKWEAR: Black continental bow-tie,

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #12, 2013 HAIR: Stylized Ram horn inspired hairstyle GLASSES: Contemporary/classic glasses, 2010 NECKWEAR: Men‚ Jabot white cotton organdy, 18th century and a Victorian red stickpin cravat SUIT: Harlequin suit, 19th cent

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #15, 2013 TURBAN: Blue taffeta turban in the classic Arab-Egyptian style TIE: Vintage tie, circa 1970s SHIRT: Classic French cuff shirt and blue-gold cufflinks, 1999 OUTERWEAR: 19th century, Chinese men’s floral gown TR

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #17, 2013 HAT: Fez/Turkey SHIRT: British dress-shirt, 1900s to present BOWTIE: 1970s, United States JACKET: Tuxedo jacket, United States, 1970s SKIRT: Fabric, Mali; Worn in the West African, Indian/Asian men‚ traditional

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #4, 2010 HAT: A boater with flowers for Fourth of June, (inspired by the traditional Eton/ Oxford College boat-race celebration for Queen and Country, started in 1829, held annually since 1856) COAT: Green Afghanistan trad

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #21, 2013 HAT: Bowler hat hugged by Octopus SHIRT: Contemporary/classic white shirt, 2012, United States BOUTONNIERE: Contemporary/classic boutonniere, 2007, United States TIE: Wool collegiate/rep tie, 2002, United States

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #20, 2013 HEAD GEAR: Vintage/1930s Rawlings PL50 Boxing Wrestling Hockey Helmet Head Gear and Doctor Surgical style scrub cap, 2013 DRESS/GOWN: Traditional Chinese men‚ dress 18th century to present (as worn in the movie

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #24, 2013 COLLAR/CUFF: European men‚ruff-collar, 16th century HAIR: Partial to the Indian sub-continent style SASH: New Masonic Scottish Rite 32 Degree Master of the Royal Secret Regalia Sash DRESS: Indian sub-contine

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #30, 2013 HEAD-PIECE: Turkish, Ottoman era to present; reproduction, 2011 2nd HEAD PIECE: A skullcap, 1501, worn underneath Turkish hat; a reproduction after the Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan by Giovanni Bellini SHIRT:

  • IKÉ UDÉ Sartorial Anarchy #31, 2013 HAIR STYLE: Pharaoh Ramses II hairstyle, 1279-1213 BC STOOL: Vintage Bar-stool, United States, circa 1960s/70s STATUE: Ancient Egypt, the Head of a Statue of Amenhotep III (1388-1348 BC) Re-Carved for Ramses II B

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Iké Udé

Iké Udé is an aesthete, dandy, writer and founder of the seminal art/fashion print magazine aRUDE, 1995-2009. He is the author of Style File: the World’s Most Elegantly Dressed, published by Harper Collins in 2008.
Vanity Fair included him in the magazine's International Best Dressed List in 2009 and 2012. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and has been reviewed in a number of publications including Art in America, The New Yorker, Art Daily, L'UOMO Vogue, Flash Art, and The New York Times. His articles on fashion and art have been published in magazines and newspapers worldwide.
Throughout his innovative career, Udé’s work has been exhibited at Leila Heller Gallery, New York (2013), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence (2013), the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis (2014), the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (2014), the Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs (2015), and the National Academy Museum and School, New York (2015), amongst others. Udé’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum, Washington D.C., The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York, the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Providence, RI. He currently lives and works in New York. 

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