Calling all Dapper Dans for Dandy Day!


Bust out the minks, and wax your mustaches GCC! You’re in for a dazzling treat! On Wednesday, October 28, at 1 p.m. the ever elegant Rose Callahan will be on campus for “Dandy Day!” For those who may not be quite up to snuff on their men about town trivia, here’s a quick (by no means definitive)  definition of  a dandy:


1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.
2. Something very good or agreeable.

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity exhibit opening photographed by Rose Callahan on April 9, 2015 in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Rose Callahan is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn NY, and runs a fabulous blog entitled The Dandy Portraits: The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today. Go take a gander at it, I promise it won’t disappoint! She is also co-author of the delectable book “I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman.” 

About The Dandy Portraits

“The Dandy Portraits began in early 2008 as I started to meet gentlemen who had exceptional personal style. Their “extreme elegance” seemed to be the present day expression of The Dandy.Dandyism has been a passionately debated topic since it’s beginning in late 18th century England and France. Today, the question, “What is a dandy?” has no simple answer, and I do not claim to have the last word. Rather, this is a very personal exploration of dandyism – in it’s “infinite variety” – thru the gentlemen I have had the pleasure of meeting. With each new portrait comes more curiosity, and the realization that a true dandy is a rare thing indeed.” -Rose Callahan

Once again, she will visit Genesee Community College on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. for an afternoon that includes an hour long presentation, a Q&A opportunity, an autograph session and a special Dress Like A Dandy Contest.

All students, staff, and attending community members are ENCOURAGED to dress the part, and don their most fiendishly foppish apparel! The top five contestants deemed most elegant, stylish and sophisticated by a panel of GCC judges will win an autographed copy of Callahan’s book. So don’t hold back, and dress to impress! oscar-wilde-quote-fridge-magnet-1_large

Oh and don’t forget, The new official GCC women’s scarfs and men’s neck and bow ties are now on sale for just $20 each by contacting GCC’s Fashion Business office at 585-345-6830. These lovely accessories are 100% silk, high quality, and yet highly affordable. They would add the perfect touch to any dandy ensemble.image

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