Sunday, March 18, 2007
Androgyny in clothing refers to the mixing of not only both male and female pieces, but ideas too. At its most generic, the androgynous in fashion finds its image in something like a woman's pantsuit or suspenders, but Martin Margiela goes beyond typical ventures into 'cross-dressing' by mixing the masculine and feminine in more conceptually creative and structurally challenging ways, as seen in this dress made from men's bow-ties.
Though I doubt this dress is sending the cash registers ringing... I'd consider wearing it. It is after all, the epitome of 'black tie formal'!