Dressed to Kill explores the grandeur and spectacle of the cult of the warrior, and the magnificence of the warriors themselves.
The beauty that was an inextricable part of the cult of the warrior is explored, as are issues of:
- fashion, and
- how arms, armour and other accoutrements were used to announce a warrior’s place in the world and his attitude to it.
Exclusive clothing and accoutrements were central to the lives of warriors in many parts of the world. This includes expensive armour, weapons and decorative devices. And this is one of the essential methods for proclaiming:
- virility, and/or
Warrior culture and its fundamental priorities are a basic feature of traditional human societies. Its essential attributes can be found anywhere in the world.
The objects have been selected because of their supreme quality or because of their ability to give status-perspective to the finest material.