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Churchwell’s signature style to be on display at men’s fashion exhibit

Mar. 14, 2013, 9:38 AM

His dapper sense of style is well known to his Vanderbilt colleagues, and now it is bringing broader attention to Andre Churchwell, M.D., associate dean of Diversity at the School of Medicine.

Andre Churchwell, M.D., models the suit he is contributing to the Rhode Island School of Design’s spring exhibition. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Churchwell has been invited to participate as an aficionado of men’s fashion in the Rhode Island School of Design’s spring museum exhibition, entitled Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion.
Churchwell was asked to contribute one of his personal designs to the show, so he loaned them a favorite.

“The suit is made of a tweed from an English cloth merchant named W. Bill. It remains my favorite, particularly with the historic sartorial connection to the guiding light of men’s fashion and dress of the 20th century, the Duke of Windsor. The suit’s pattern was designed by the Duke of Windsor when he was the Prince of Wales and was made in the late 1920’s for him,” Churchwell said.

The suit, which Churchwell said was created 20 years ago but still fits like a glove, will be displayed, appropriately, next to the Duke of Windsor’s red tartan suit. The show opens April 28 and runs through Aug. 18.

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