"Power Dressing" runs Saturday through May 10th, and it proves that the emperor does, indeed, have clothes. The exhibit shows off a wide variety of dress, from the threads of itinerant workers and warriors to the duds of kings (no, '68 Comeback leather isn't on the sched), from Morocco to South Africa, from the 19th century to the present. All told, 49 outfits will grace the Brooks, and their colorful array will prove that the Dark Continent is anything but. In particular, the exhibit explores the relationship between fashion and social, political, and spiritual status. If you're going to be the alpha male, you better look the part -- your duds better not be a dud. There's nary a one in the Brooks' bunch.
"Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa" Family Day at the Memphis Brooks Museum of art, 1934 Poplar (544-6200). Saturday, March 10th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.