And as soon as our society got used to the fact that women began to wear men’s trousers and shirts, defying the conservative way of society, today it is the turn of men to surprise, and maybe even shock the audience with their extraordinary appearance on people.
It is worth recalling the recent appearances of the American actor Billy Porter, who in 2019 at the Academy Awards appeared on the red carpet in a chic tuxedo dress from Christian Siriano, forcing all magazines to write about himself.
In fact, it would be wrong to say that Porter became the ancestor of the “men in dresses” movement. The desire to try on a female image originated in the representatives of the stronger sex a long time ago. Let’s remember the men of Shakespeare. At that time, women were not allowed to perform on stage. Therefore, female roles had to be played specifically by the male gender, putting on the female attire. The same thing happened back in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. This tradition was characteristic of the Japanese theater.
And already in the 19th century the term “transvestite” appeared. He became an example in relation to men who dressed in women’s clothing.
So in the Victorian era in England began to actively gain momentum the movement of men in women’s dresses. The pioneers in this period were two young men Ernest Bolton and Frederick Pak, who dressed in women’s dresses, put on jewelry and walked along the streets of London. Such a trick could not but embarrass and excite the public. The city’s authorities were indignant and even resorted to public hearings concerning Fanny and Stella (Bolton and Pak called themselves these female names when they dressed up as women).
The next daredevil to support this movement was the outrageous actor and singer Morris Young. At the beginning of the 20th century, he struck the public with his statement that he was a woman, not a man.
Further, this strange in the understanding of the public, but very intriguing from the point of view of celebrities mainstream with dressing up in female images was supported by many foreign stars of a global scale. You will be surprised to find out who is on this list.
The legendary singer David Bowie literally shone on stage in colorful outfits, with a bright make-up on his face, stylish styling on his hair, dresses, skirts and high heels. The more shocking his image was, the greater shock he caused in the public, and therefore the chances that people would talk about him and remember him increased significantly.
And this singer did not shy away from the idea of dressing more extravagantly, especially at the dawn of his popularity, putting on dresses in neo-romanticism style for performances.
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And the climax of this madness was the sex symbol, the handsome and favorite of millions, actor Brad Pitt. And what prompted this muscular standard of male beauty to decide to take such a step?
And it was in his youth, back in 1999. Even then, the celebrity knew how to hype. Rolling Stone magazine once published a photo shoot of Brad Peet, which made a splash. The reason for this was an unusual image of the actor. So in the October issue of the magazine was published a whole photo shoot of Pitt in mini dresses and women’s jewelry.
The shooting took place on a Salt lake.
The idea of this kind of photo shoot is the work of the photographer Mark Seliger. This decision was made after another scandal with the paparazzi.
Brad Pitt, who also got these everywhere-bearing journalists, supported the idea of a photographer:
“They constantly climb into our lives, dreaming of seeing something juicy: they are interested in how we blow our nose, we are photographed when we tighten swimming trunks on the beach,” Pitt said ironically.
The choice of dresses and accessories was completely entrusted to the actor himself. The photographer’s task was to present the image of a star in such an unexpected way for everyone as effectively as possible.
The audience was shocked, the project was long in the past, but only the paparazzi, as they poked their noses into Pitt’s life, continue to do this actively.
Brad Pitt himself noted that such a non-standard photo shoot with him in the lead role was just self-irony, and did not carry any hint of anything more.
As a well-known fashion designer, Jacobs does not stop experimenting with style. Therefore, no one is surprised when a fashion designer appears at fashion shows in skirts. And one of the most memorable exits was the appearance of the designer in public in a black transparent dress and boots with buckles.
The rebel singer noted that there is nothing shameful in trying on a female image. Therefore, he did not refuse to take part, dressed as a woman, in an advertising campaign for Lady Dior bags.
“I don’t feel any shame when dressing as a woman. Because there is nothing shameful to be a woman, “said the singer.
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