Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gender Neutral Fashion

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in Annie Hall

(an oldie from the classic film....)

And something new....

Rachel Tutera in a custom suit by Bindle and Keep, where she works as the company's LGBTQ liaison

Commentary from the Guardian UK: 

From men in wigs in the 1700s, to David Bowie and Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall in the 1970s, fashion has long toyed with gender boundaries. But this coming season, a new trend of gender-flouting suggests the next phase will be less about men in skirts, and more about men and women sharing skirts. Welcome to the world of gender-neutral fashion. 

And: 

An as yet untitled new documentary produced by Lena Dunham’s company, A Casual Romance Productions, is set to chart the growth in gender-nonconforming fashion. Its main subject, Rachel Tutera, 29, who works for New York tailors Bindle & Keep and describes herself as “a clothier to the LGBTQ community”, began making bespoke suits for women after years of struggling to find clothes that suited her tomboy style. “I got used to wearing clothes that hid me,” she says. “Having this suit made for me basically reintroduced me to my body. I think people see me in a way that may actually align with how I see myself.”

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/08/gender-neutral-fashion-.html

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