Female Model Poses as Teen Boy for Menswear Ads & No Wonder Guys Are Confused

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There seems to be some talk that poor men are confused, angry, and emasculated, and it's all because of us darned feminists who insist on having jobs, our own bank accounts, and the right to own property 'n' crazy stuff like that. But if you ask me, the fashion industry is to blame for men's confusion! First, it tells guys they have to carry purses (calling them "murses" doesn't make them any more masculine). Now fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has come out with its new menswear campaign -- starring a female model! Yes, that's a GIRL in the designer's lastest collection of suits, ties, jackets, pants, leather coats ... and probably boxer briefs too. Just what the world needs ... more girly men.

The model, Saskia de Brauw, is a 31-year-old Dutch woman who looks, well, like a teen boy. And she got the Saint Laurent Paris gig! This was no accident. It's not like Saskia showed up at the casting session and pretended to be a dude. No, Saint Laurent's creative director actually looked at a bunch of hot guys who could model the menswear line and thought, Nah. Let's go with a chick.

Hey, I have nothing against women who want to wear men's clothes. That whole Annie Hall thing was never my bag, but I have nothing against it. For that matter, if you're a guy, and you want to wear fishnets and Louboutins, go for it. If you do it in public, I'll know enough not to waste my time flirting with you.

Nor do I have anything against androgyny. Or anything against a woman who wants to look like a boy and a boy who wants to look like a woman. What I have a problem with is sending out the message via fashion campaign to a large-scale male population that they should look like this. That they should look like a girl who might actually be a boy, we're not totally sure, but either way s/he is kind of a girly boy/boyish girl. Aren't our guys confused and crazy enough?! Yes, they are. Trust me, I know. Try living in New York and going out to a bar and figuring out which guys are straight and which are gay. It's IMPOSSIBLE I tell you. And this stuff does ... not ... help.

Designers, please go back to designing for men, not boy-girls. You are not only confusing the men -- you are making life very difficult for us gals. Help me out here, Saint Laurent. Pretty please?

Do you think a female model should be modeling men's clothes?


Image via Saint Laurent Paris



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Miche... Michelephant

People have been cross dressing for ages. The only difference now is that technology puts everything in your living room.

Vegeta Vegeta

That's the style for a certain social group right now. Maybe she looked best in the clothes so they picked her. It resembles jpop style from Japan. Very popular and fashionable on boys right now.

the4m... the4mutts

No I do not, nor do I think young boys should model women's jeans.


Dont care.


What about that blond guy who does all the female fashion shows? Did you do a story about that? To me that's worse considering how men want women more or less to look like boys ;ya know,like no body fat no hips etc.To me that is more of a problem.

hello... hellokd87

I completely agree with Prima. It seems like fashion houses choose models that resemble teenage boys than grown women, and THAT is more confusing to us women. "Do men like twig-like underdeveloped women, like the models in magazines? Or are they really gaga over voluptuous vixens like Sofia Vergara & Scarlett Johansson?" It's pretty freakin' confusing to me, for sure! Do I allow myself the extra tamal or do I just chew on celery? I wanna know! LOL

UgtaB... UgtaBkdnMe

Looks like Justin Beeber

nonmember avatar Equalist

It's ridiculous to say that men are confused because women "insist on having jobs, our own bank accounts, and the right to own property 'n' crazy stuff like that." That's just a feminist myth — a way to belittle men's issues so that they don't have to deal with them.

Actually, men are confused because women insist on equality and hop back onto their pedestals whenever equality is inconvenient, because women insist that men be non-violent and gentle but also insist that men do a better job of protecting them, because women insist on earning as much as men but also insist that men are not "eligible" if they don't earn more than the woman, because women insist that men express their feelings but dump on men when they express the "wrong" feelings, because women demand that men share parenting but lobby against joint custody legislation, etc.

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