Antonella Arismendi's 'Illuminati' Erases Gender Lines

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 23, 2009 • References: antonellaarismendi & thefashionisto
When clicking through Antonella Arismendi’s ‘Illuminati’ editorial for D Mag on The Fashionisto, I saw a reader comment that categorizes the shoot perfectly: genderf*cked.

It’s a pretty solid way to characterize the editorial’s theme. Antonella Arismendi’s ‘Illuminati’ pits male models Alex Nestor and Yamil Castiglione in mesh, masquerade ball masks, shiny black leggings, Native American headdresses, heels, and a fringed and bedazzled cropped capelet.

Antonella Arismendi photographed, styled and served as art director for the ‘Illuminati’ editorial in D Mag. Check out the efforts of her work above. Stats for Men in Mesh, Heels & Masks Trending: Older & Buzzing
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