Menswear editorials have always played with ideas about androgyny and gender, but fashion is experiencing a drag moment these past few months. You could call it the Candy effect; the groundbreaking transgender fashion mag launched with a now infamous editorial / cover by Brett Lloyd and since then photographers from Nick Knight to Terry Richardson and Steven Klein have all incorporated drag looks in their photographs. Shots of boys in girls clothing test the versatility of male models (who knew Cesar Casier looked so great in a shift dress) and challenge archaic rules about who can wear what, but are you enjoying fashion’s love affair with all things drag? Let us know in the comments!
Benjamin Warbis by Nick Knight, styled by Nicola Formichetti for Arena Homme +
James Franco on the cover of Candy Magazine by Terry Richardson.
Jordan Coulter shot by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Nicola Formichetti in Hercules
Sweater girls Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and styled by Vanessa Reid in Pop
Cesar Casier and fellow man in drag join Lara Stone in Steven Klein‘s story for Vogue Paris