New catwalk trend – men in dresses!

15 September 2009

Martin Cohn

On the website for New York model agency DNA, there are two categories – men and women. Martin Cohn, naturally, is listed in the men’s division. But last night Cohn caused a stir by appearing on the Elise Overland catwalk, modelling a tight sequinned dress and high heels. To be fair, the six-foot male model is more feminine than most women. His androgynous features – long-lashed doe eyes, pouty lips and delicate snub nose – ambiguous dress sense and graceful demeanour have confused many a fashion insider. One blogger recalls, 'I watched Martin drink champagne so delicately, wearing girl's clothes... albeit with a slightly deeper voice than expected…. [Martin] reminded me of Patti Smith and I thought "she" just had a masculine name bestowed by hippie parents.' Last night, Cohn wore sleek catwalk hair and make-up and appeared to also be modelling fake breasts. Already we’re feeling spring 2010 is all about pretty-pretty… even, it seems, for the boys.


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