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November 2018- Houston

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55 Chanel double crepe jacket $5,100, tights $225, tweed beret $725, and necklace $2,675, all at the Chanel boutique. Opposite page: Valentino leather coat $14,700, knit top $3,890, and pant $1,350, all at the Valentino boutique, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Webster, Tootsies,, PHOTOGRAPHER TONY SOLIS. ART DIRECTION MICHELLE AVIÑA. STYLIST DOUG VOISIN WITH INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AGENCY. ASSISTANT STYLIST AMEE LY. MODELS ALECIA RODRIGUEZ, JULLIAN CULAS FOR RED AGENCY NYC, MIA JOKIC WITH INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT. HAIR NIKO WEDDIE. MAKEUP JAMES VINCENT. ASSISTANT MAKEUP SUKI TSUJIMOTO. LOCATION MANAGER ENMI YANG. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ASHLEY COLEY. CREDITS MEGHAN WEST. I n 1975, Helmut Newton boldly took the notion of androgyny and translated it into pure, sexualized fashion. His iconic portfolio of images for Vogue Paris starred a model teetering on the edges of masculinity and femininity. She was, of course, wearing Yves Saint Laurent's iconic Le Smoking — still an emblem of the rejection of traditional dress for women and a nod toward gender obscurity. Today, the lines between masculine and feminine are blurred more than ever: Men and women share the runway, and high fashion has embraced dressing in unisex. That master Newton was light years ahead of his time, for it is a bright new world in which we live now. And so it is that we have redefined fashionable androgyny — with a few cues from glam-rock icons Mick Jagger and David Bowie, whose lightly effeminate and costumed on-stage alter egos are imprinted in entertainment legend forever. Here, what might happen should a streetwear-style Ziggy Stardust take to the streets of Manhattan. BLURRED LINES

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