First, a designer named Alber Elbaz died this past April. It seems he was well-loved in the fashion world because he was a true gentleman and always willing to give advice and help to anyone else in his industry who wanted some. Of particular interest to those of us on this forum are:
- He believed that, "If it can't be worn, it's not fashion."
One of the best demonstrations of that design philosophy is his Elbaz zipper. Every one of his dresses that zipped up the back came with a pull that enables the wearer to fully zip and unzip garment without assistance.
His company has continued and is now dedicated to gender-inclusive fashion. If you're interested, check out their website, AZ Factory and you will see both men and women modeling their dresses with a variety of footwear and without pants underneath.
Another news item stated that some male celebrity is working with Thom Browne on a line of dresses for men. And again, the male models are wearing the skirts and dresses without slacks. Unlike so many of the dresses and skirts that Browne has had his male models wear in his shows, these are dresses that a normal person might buy and wear.
In between those 2 items was a third titled, "Dresses for Dudes." Some bearded, male (dur) actor and his wingman were decked out in yellow and black shirtdresses that the celebrity's stylist had made for him.
So, you see, the world is catching up with us. Carpe Diem!