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112 Gender Benders

Blurring Lines, From Hot Tomboys to Lipstick-Stained Lads

— May 18, 2010 — Fashion
These gender benders will have you scratching your head. Boy? Girl? Boy? Girl? Does it matter? Gender isn’t definitive. What is considered "male" or "female" is determined by unfair assumptions on "appropriate" gender roles. We all possess a little bit of the "other’s" traits and these gender benders exploit that in a redefinition of expected gender behavior and dress.

Take a look at the gallery of gender benders, with everything from poofy femme mullets, hot tomboys, lipstick-stained lads, long skirts for men, femme fishing fashion and ragtag unisex fashions.
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112
Unisex Fashion to Fight AIDS
Unisex Fashion to Fight AIDS
Julia Roberts and Armani for (Product) Red
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111
Citywide Citizen Tell-Alls
Citywide Citizen Tell-Alls
Time Out New York Dishes On the Secret Lives of NYC Residents
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110
Unisex Legwarmers
Unisex Legwarmers
Stroke's Extra Leg Protects Your Pants
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109
Thieves Dressed in Drag
Thieves Dressed in Drag
Gender-Bending Harry Winston Jewelry Heist
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108
Equal Gender Traffic Signs
Equal Gender Traffic Signs
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107
Beaded Unibrows
Beaded Unibrows
Kanch Panjabi Eliminates the Bushy vs. Thin Eyebrow Debate
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106
Face Chains for Men
Face Chains for Men
'Gustav' by Alec Mohr Explores the Forest in a Warrior-Chic Way
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105
Hand-Painted Unisex Shoes
Hand-Painted Unisex Shoes
Neon Cow Skin Shoes
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104
Overalls All Over
Overalls All Over
Suspended Styles
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103
Art Gallery Editorials
Art Gallery Editorials
Art & Commerce Collide in W Magazine's October 2009 Issue
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102
Boxy Equestrian Fashion
Boxy Equestrian Fashion
The Minimarket Summer 2010 Lookbook is Simple and Chic
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101
Old Money Editorials
Old Money Editorials
'NY, NY 10021' in W Magazine April Issue Oozes Luxury
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100
Leather Shin Jeans
Leather Shin Jeans
Gripp 2010 Pre-Fall Femme Looks Will Bring Out Your Tough Side
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99
Recycled Celeb Photoshoots
Recycled Celeb Photoshoots
Victoria Beckham Exemplifies Androgynous Chic for Vanity Fair
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98
Gender-Bending Ads
Gender-Bending Ads
The West Australian Newspaper Depicts Man Giving Birth
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97
Dynamic Designer Lenses
Dynamic Designer Lenses
Chanel Spring 2010 Eyewear Campaign is Futuristic
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96
Men's Couture on Women
Men's Couture on Women
Katie Holmes Gets Manly
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95
Disciplined Ads
Disciplined Ads
Elohim by Sabrina Goh 'Control Freak' A/W 09/10 Campaign
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94
Unisex Fuchsia Fashion
Unisex Fuchsia Fashion
Bright & Bold Colors Rock for Summer 2009
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93
Femme Fishing Fashion
Femme Fishing Fashion
Fitted Fishing Vests Make Anglers Look Fly
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92
Unisex Luxury Handbag
Unisex Luxury Handbag
Dior Homme Delville Silver Leather Duffle (Man Purse + Purse)
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91
Deceptive Fashion
Deceptive Fashion
Dressy Casual Hoodie
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90
Unisex Swim Suits
Unisex Swim Suits
Australia's Swim Gear For Olympics
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89
Neon Jungle Fashiontography
Neon Jungle Fashiontography
'Body Electric' in V Magazine Puts a Bright Spin on Wild Style
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88
Masculine Mod
Masculine Mod
Military Jackets, Boyfriend Blazers and Fedoras at Paul Smith's Fall 2009 Show
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87
Menswear for Ladies
Menswear for Ladies
Runway Chic Goes From Femme Fatale to Sexy Tomboy in a Flash
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86
Genderless Perfumes
Genderless Perfumes
Kapsule by Karl Lagerfeld
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85
Fashionable Fedoras
Fashionable Fedoras
Unisex Straw Fedoras Are Made For Shade
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84
Men's Make-Up Goes Mainstream
Men's Make-Up Goes Mainstream
Guyliner
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83
Peroxide Pretty
Peroxide Pretty
Supermodels and Stars Set the Tone For Bleached Tresses in 2009
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82
Cross-Dressing Brand Reps
Cross-Dressing Brand Reps
Dame Edna Launches Limited-Edition MAC Cosmetics Collection
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81
Male Perms
Male Perms
Disco Hair Returns
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80
Poofy Femme Mullets
Poofy Femme Mullets
Big Hair For the Black and White Editorial 'Tough Love' in W Magazine
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79
Menswear-Inspired Ladies Fashion
Menswear-Inspired Ladies Fashion
Masculine For Fall
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78
Unisex Boat Shoes
Unisex Boat Shoes
Yohji Yamamoto and Ferragamo Team Up for Fall 2009
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77
Gareth Pugh: Today in Today in Haute Couture
Gareth Pugh: Today in Today in Haute Couture
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76
Androgynous Prepsters
Androgynous Prepsters
The Agnes B Fall 2010 Lookbook is Boyishly Cute
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75
Unisex Pirate Scarves
Unisex Pirate Scarves
Superfine 'Rebel Yell' Spring 2010 Collection Channels Capt. Jack Sparrow
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74
Bedazzled Jazz Shoes
Bedazzled Jazz Shoes
The Miu Miu Capsule Spring 2010 Shoe Collection Brings On The Shimmer
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73
Motley Editorials
Motley Editorials
'Illusion' Plays on Androgyny for High Fashion's August Issue
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72
Wo-Menswear
Wo-Menswear
The Limi Feu Spring 2010 RTW Line is as Androgynous as They Come
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71
Coordinated Sapphic Campaigns
Coordinated Sapphic Campaigns
The Givenchy Fall 2010 Campaign Has a Gender-Bending Spin
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70
Gender Blending, Metrosexuality And Everything In Between
Gender Blending, Metrosexuality And Everything In Between
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69
Gender-Morphing Fashion
Gender-Morphing Fashion
Bergdorf Goodman Spring 2010 is a 'Transformer'
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68
Androgynous 80s Fashion
Androgynous 80s Fashion
La Roux's ‘Bulletproof' Video Features Electro Styling
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67
Linebacker Shoulders
Linebacker Shoulders
Football-Inspired Fashion Plucked from the Gridiron
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66
Ragtag Unisex Fashion
Ragtag Unisex Fashion
Telfar Spring 2010 Takes Hobo Chic to New Heights (or Depths?)
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65
Micro-Tuxedos
Micro-Tuxedos
Rock & Republic S/S 09
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64
Hypercolor Androgyny
Hypercolor Androgyny
Phenomenon Fall 2009 Line is Gender-Confused for Dazed & Confused Japan
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63
Thigh High Boots Suits
Thigh High Boots Suits
Costume National Takes a Trashy Look And Makes It Office-OK
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62
Long Skirts for Men
Long Skirts for Men
'The Man Who Fell to Earth' in I.T Post Features Androgynous Fashions
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61
Black Male Lipstick
Black Male Lipstick
'Don't You Forget About Me' in BMM Features Androgynous Faces
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60
Lipstick-Stained Lads
Lipstick-Stained Lads
The Dazed & Confused ‘Touched by Youth' Spread Plays up the Kids
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59
Asymmetrical Male Haircuts
Asymmetrical Male Haircuts
See Androgynous 80s Hair on Luke Worrall for Metal Magazine #18
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58
Unisex Mesh & Sequins
Unisex Mesh & Sequins
Ioannis Dimitrousis' Spring/Summer 2010 Line Has Glitz for Both Genders
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57
Neondrogyny Photography
Neondrogyny Photography
'Infinity Gauntlet' by Rxandy Capinpin is a Mix of Gender-Bending Neon
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56
Androgynous Grayscale Shoots
Androgynous Grayscale Shoots
The Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2010 Collection in Surface Magazine
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55
Blended-In Brows
Blended-In Brows
'Gender Bender' in Vogue Nippon Beauty Features Sky-High Quiffs & Pigmented Makeu
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54
Camo Couture
Camo Couture
Elle Canada March 2010 Takes a New Spin on Military Fashions
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53
Unisex Clothing for Couples
Unisex Clothing for Couples
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Don Identical Outfits
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52
Studded Loafers
Studded Loafers
Christian Louboutin Rollerball Loafers Add a Goth Edge to Casual Attire
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51
The Man Purse
The Man Purse
Tokyo's Manly Must-Have
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50
Unisex Hairy Neckwear
Unisex Hairy Neckwear
'Black Celebration' in Vnfold by Antonella Arismendi Rocks Horns & Hair
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49
Gender-Benditorials
Gender-Benditorials
Dazed & Confused Draws on Fashion's Iconic Imagery of the 70s and 80s
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48
Construction Gear for Women
Construction Gear for Women
Pink Hard Hats and Tomboy Trades
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47
Short Shorts for Men
Short Shorts for Men
Would Jennifer Aniston Approve of John Mayer's Retro Mayercraft Look?
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46
Boyish Biker Shoots
Boyish Biker Shoots
Freja Beha Erichsen for 'Stand and Deliver' in Twin Magazine
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45
Cleopatra Eyes on Men
Cleopatra Eyes on Men
'Alex' by Sarah Schindehette Shows Androgynous Egyptian Makeup
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44
Androgynous Perfume Models
Androgynous Perfume Models
Agyness Deyn for Jean Paul Gaultier's Ma Dame Perfume
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43
Menswear for Women
Menswear for Women
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits
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42
Boy Clothes for Girls
Boy Clothes for Girls
First Boyfriend Jeans, Now Over-Sized Boyfriend Cardigans from Babooshka
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41
Unisex Flower Pot Rings
Unisex Flower Pot Rings
Growing Jewelry
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40
Retro Romantic Fashion
Retro Romantic Fashion
H & M Goes Feminine and Floral for S/S 2009
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39
Androgynous Editorials
Androgynous Editorials
A Gender-Bending Gisele Bundchen Dazzles in Numero Tokyo
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38
Stiletto Moots
Stiletto Moots
Stuart Weitzman Designs High-Heeled Boots for Men
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37
Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend Jeans
Celebs Fail at Making it Work
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36
Manskirt Suits
Manskirt Suits
Gender-Bending Business Suits by Thom Browne
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35
Glittery Androgynous Editorials
Glittery Androgynous Editorials
Kim Grisco's Shoot for Chew Magazine Toes the Gender Line
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34
Romantic Rocker Fashion
Romantic Rocker Fashion
'Babe Rocky Would Wife' in Vice Toughens Up Leather & Lace
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33
Gender-Blending Editorials
Gender-Blending Editorials
'McMenamy: The Legend' by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia July 2009
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32
Fierce Face Chains
Fierce Face Chains
'New Dandies' by Brice Hardelin Shows the Modern Well-Dressed Man
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31
Androgynous Athletic Shoots
Androgynous Athletic Shoots
'The Sporting Life' in Fashion Magazine April 2010 Editorial
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30
Androgynous Chic Suits
Androgynous Chic Suits
Victoria Beckham in January 09 Harper's Bazaar
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29
Motorcycle Jeans
Motorcycle Jeans
Chic Denim Pants Inspired by Biker Leathers
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28
Transgendered Tennis Players
Transgendered Tennis Players
Sarah Gronert Sparks a Whole New Gender Dispute in Pro Sports
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27
Gender-Bending Couture
Gender-Bending Couture
Jaiden rVa James's Edgy ‘Human Nature' Fashion
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26
Rock and Roll Hair
Rock and Roll Hair
Celebrity Style Mavens Sport Elvis Presley's Classic Look
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25
Androgynous Goth
Androgynous Goth
S/S '09 Collection From Swedish Designer Lina Osterman
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24
Hot Tomboys
Hot Tomboys
Daria Werbowy is Both Casual and Coquettish in the Dossier Spring 2010 Issue
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23
Racy Fragrance Ads
Racy Fragrance Ads
Top Models Disrobe for Dolce & Gabbana Anthology
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22
Androgynous Military Shoots
Androgynous Military Shoots
The 'In the Army' Editorial for Harper's Bazaar Turkey May 2010
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21
Gender-Bending Couture
Gender-Bending Couture
Raf Simons' Fall 2010 Collection is Full of Androgynous Style
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20
Jessica Rabbit Cross-Dressers
Jessica Rabbit Cross-Dressers
‘Women in Red' by Tima Sergeev has Androgynous Appeal
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19
Androgynous Hipster Apparel
Androgynous Hipster Apparel
Chloe Sevigny and Opening Ceremony Create Unisex Line
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18
Men With 13 Breasts
Men With 13 Breasts
'Gender Bender' in Tush Magazine
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17
Cage Skirts for Men
Cage Skirts for Men
Eli Schmidt Evokes Androgyny & Avant-Garde for Oakazine
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16
Gender-Bending Ad Campaigns
Gender-Bending Ad Campaigns
Raquel Zimmermann Plays a Man & Woman for Jean Paul Gaultier Fall '09
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15
Garters on Guys
Garters on Guys
John Galliano's Gender-Bending Fashion Show
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14
Gender-Bending Siblings
Gender-Bending Siblings
Tush Magazine Features Androgynous Brother & Sister
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13
Androgynous Photo Shoots
Androgynous Photo Shoots
Hedi Slimane Photographs Jethro Cave
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12
Femme Menswear Editorials
Femme Menswear Editorials
'Chop My Blood' in Wonderland April/May 2010 is a Gender-Bending Shoot
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11
Gender-Bending Editorials
Gender-Bending Editorials
Hedi Slimane's “Rising Sun” in Vogue Hommes Japan
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10
Sheer Dresses & Daisy Dukes for Men
Sheer Dresses & Daisy Dukes for Men
Gender-Bending Romain Kremer S/S ‘09 Collection
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9
Unisex Haircuts
Unisex Haircuts
AllSaints S/S '09 Features Matching ‘Dos & Muted Hues
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8
Androgynous Gypsy Fashion
Androgynous Gypsy Fashion
Gucci Fall 2008 Collection in Milan
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7
Androgynous Editorials
Androgynous Editorials
Tush Shows 'The Venus Boys' in Glitzy Gender-Bending Photos
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6
Androgynous Fashion Ads
Androgynous Fashion Ads
Unisex Looks in Hugo by Hugo Boss Fall/Winter Campaign
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5
Androgynous Surrealtography
Androgynous Surrealtography
The David Lachapelle Alan Cummings Shoot is Wacky & Fun
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4
Unisexual Beauty
Unisexual Beauty
Androgynous Men, Like 'Snake of Eden,' Are Gaining Prominence
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3
Boys With Lipstick
Boys With Lipstick
Ash Stymest & Eliza Pressly Get Androgynous in Anthem Mag
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2
Men's Lingerie
Men's Lingerie
Ginch Gonch is Victoria's Secret of Men's Fashion
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1
Unisex Body Painting
Unisex Body Painting
World Body Painting Championship 2009 Included More Men
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