Today while processing magazines for the library where I work, I thumbed through the newest issue of Out Magazine and came across a fashion editorial that definitely caught my eye. It was called "The New Romantics", and the first figure in the title spread was lounging languidly in a very very Rossetti way, with one hand gracefully curved against their side.
Oh heavens me!!! The image was *beautiful* in a very Pre-Raphaelite way, and was also rather fascinatingly gender-ambiguous. I curiously leafed on...
What a gorgeously, gorgeously styled fashion feature, and in my opinion, most definitely inspired by Pre-Raphaelite visuals. It's delightful to me to see how, at least for these models, the poses, accessories, and color palettes that are more often gender-stereotyped as "feminine" work so wonderfully.
To read about another graceful male figure in Pre-Raphaelite art, and Kirsty Walker's first art crush, click here to read her wonderful blog post today, Ophelia for Boys.