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YSL Casts a Woman in New Menswear Campaign

[THREAD] YSL Casts a Woman in New Menswear Campaign

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YSL Casts a Woman in New Menswear Campaign

Yves Saint Laurent

In fashion, women are always borrowing from the boys. But the latest Saint Laurent menswear campaign—which stars Dutch model (and Karl Lagerfeld favorite), Saskia de Brauw—proves the reverse works, too.

Gender-bending is particularly a la mode this season: The androgynous new YSL ads drop on the heels of Ford's unveiling of Casey Legler, a 6'2 female artist who was signed to the agency as a male model. 

De Brauw—who, at 31, is already older than the average It girl—appears in the ads sporting a foppish Beatles 'do.

According to The Telegraph, the campaign isn't the model's first forray into fashion androgyny: This fall, she walked Givenchy's spring '13 mens show sporting a similar cropped cut.

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