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Posted on 02/08/2013 6:52:52 PM PST by Morgana
NEW YORK CITY, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) The fashion industry is fiercely proud of its position on the leading edge of the sexual revolution, a status that it continues to earn with one of its newest trends. An increasing number of models are being used to model clothing of the opposite sex.
Bodily androgyny has long been popular in the world of high fashion. Models of both sexes are typically tall and slender, with waxed, hairless skin, pouting lips, high cheekbones, and come-hither eyes.
In many ways, French-born model Casey Legler, 35, is no different. Rail-thin at 62, with an edgy haircut and a handful of tattoos, she fits effortlessly into the heroin-chic aesthetic of the New York fashion scene where she makes her living. But Legler is unique in the fashion world for one thing: She models only male clothing.
Legler is a former Olympic swimmer who keeps her hair in a masculine crop and whose neck and arm tattoos go far beyond the socially expected feminine selections like flowers or butterflies. She says she was not surprised to be asked to model as a man.
I mean, anyone can look at me for two seconds and see that that part is actually not so complicated, she told Time magazine in an interview. I think the part that can feel complicated sometimes is that I also look really fierce in a dress, you know. I've been taught by the best queens about how to rock some heels...and I think that's where it gets exciting.
Legler isnt the only gender-bending model currently walking the runway. Andrej Pejic, a young male model from Bosnia, has become an industry superstar by mostly modeling womens clothing, including bridalwear and push-up bras. Andrej is gorgeous, Legler told Time. In many ways, I come ushered in by that.
Other up-and-coming models who play both sides of the gender aisle include:
Stav Strashko, a male model who appeared in a controversial Toyota commercial as a topless woman;
Erika Linder, a young Swedish woman who models both male and female clothing; and
Saskia de Brauw, a female Dutch model who was recently signed as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent menswear.
But Legler is so far the only woman known to have signed a contract to model mens clothing exclusively.
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As far as I know there arent any other women exclusively modeling as male models, Legler said. That is such a weird thing to say cause you know, Im a woman! It speaks to this notion of freedom theres something really bold about that. Look! There is also this other way. And its really rad.
Legler was hired on at Ford this summer after photographer Cass Bird, a personal friend, invited her to model in the role of a man for a Muse magazine photo shoot. An agent at Ford Models saw the pictures, and the next day, Legler was invited to join their roster of male models.
Legler will walk the runway exclusively in mens clothing at fashion shows in Paris in January, and New York in February.
This is a unique little moment that fashion is allowing to have happen, said Legler.
I always heard a lot of Ice Skaters were fags, I guess a lot of fashion Models are too.
This is just how messed up the world is on this issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVwJrAr7GkY&feature=player_embedded
I looked at all of them on Google images. This is just creepy and degenerate.
degenerate - degeneration - deconstruct - destroy
this is their whole point
they have no idea what to do if they actually get their way and civilization implodes of course... they’d be the first to starve
well, not to me....I hate our culture....
well, not to me....I hate our culture....
They are moving what is deemed “acceptable” as far into depravity as possible
I just bought a book on the art of BORIS VALLEJO. At sixty six, I still like women who look like women plus the pictures are good.
Favorite painting ...The birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanal. I saw a copy of it, by Cabanal, at the Met in NYC last year.
Another I like is THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Bouguereau.
My favorite photo is a beautiful copy of Bette Page, similar to a pencil drawing of Medusa, by Boris Vallejo.
Women who look like scarecrows just don’t make it.
You can take a beautiful woman and put her in man’s clothes, and she will still be a feminine beautiful woman.
You cannot put a man in woman’s clothes and make him still look masculine.
Think of Gretta Garbo in a tux, still beautiful!
Think of Cary Grant in woman’s clothes. As he said, “IVE GONE GAY!”
So a “gay” person may find that the model that they are lusting after is of the opposite sex.
From looking at them, I think that there are many more males pretending to be female who model than this article admits.
That’s a woman?!
Dude!... you have querly queered duh deal!
Acky smile...whut toon can he whistle?