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Vogue Missed The Mark On The Gigi & Zayn’s Gender-Fluid Photo Shoot

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Vogue Missed The Mark On The Gigi & Zayn’s Gender-Fluid Photo Shoot

Gigi & Zayn’s gender-fluid Photo Shoot seems to not be gender-fluid at all!

In today’s day and age, wearing clothes made for the opposite gender is not really a big deal.

Who says that men have to only wear men’s clothes and women have to wear only women’s clothes?

Last year, Jaden Smith was named spokesperson of Louis Vuitton and shot in a skirt.

Young Thug is another person who has broken the idea of gender-based clothing

His latest album, No, My Name Is Jeffery, featured Thug in a dress as the album cover.

Thug recently took it a step further, carrying a $9,000 Chanel LED Boy Bag and sharing the look on Instagram.

So it’s safe to say that gender norms when it comes to clothes are totally a thing of the past.

But  Vogue may have missed the concept of gender fluidity by featuring a couple.

Their article for this issue is titled, “Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Embracing Gender Fluidity.”

Vogue claims that the couple defines gender fluidity by shopping in each other’s closets.

But think about it. When has it not been normal to wear your girlfriend or boyfriend’s clothes?

“I shop in your closet all the time, don’t I?” Hadid asks Malik, where he replied: “Yeah, but same.”

One of the most recent pieces Malik borrowed from Hadid was an Anna Sui T-shirt. “I like that shirt,” he said. “And if it’s tight on me, so what? It doesn’t matter if it was made for a girl.”

While stores frequently have divided the boys and girls sections, there are items that can be worn by both.

One example, while simple, is the idea of a t-shirt dress, where a girl will go to the men’s section and get a big shirt to wear as a dress.

Women’s clothes, especially shirts, are sizes and designs that men can wear as well.

“They don’t want to be defined,” says Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain.

“You see boys wearing makeup, girls buying menswear, they are not afraid to be who they are. This category or that category, who cares? They want to define themselves.”

Hadid continues in her interview with Vogue, saying, “It’s not about gender. It’s about, like, shapes. And what feels good on you that day. And anyway, it’s fun to experiment.”

While we understand the concept that Vogue was trying to cover, they missed a great opportunity by actually using a couple, and Twitter took notice.

Take a look at the picture and some of the tweets from socialites, and let us know what you think about the Vogue article.


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