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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dress Like A Man!!

Words & photos by Ivan Guerrero

'Vestirsi Da Uomo' , written and directed by Olivier Saillard.

'Rien n’est moins naturel que de s’habiller en femme'.
'Nothing is less natural than dressing in women’s clothing.' Simone de Beauvoir. Deuxième Sexe

More from The Male Model Music Project's trip to Florence, Italy for Pitti Uomo 80.
The Male Model Music Project attended 'Vestirsi Da Uomo' (Dress Like A Man) directed by Olivier Saillard, fashion curator and director of Paris Galliera Museum.
'Vestirsi Da Uomo', presented by Fondazione Pitti Discovery for the ocassion of Pitti Uomo 80, was a fantastic conceptual show leading us through a sexy, chic, playful and tasteful re-interpretation of men's fashion and timeless elegance.
The protagonists of this delicious performance were Violeta Sanchez, Amalia Vairelli, Axelle Doué and Claudia Huidobro, all of them models from the 1980's and 1990's, who wore exclusive and peculiar pieces from brands that according to Olivier Saillard,express contemporary menswear style. The names are Brunello Cucinelli, Boglioli, Camoshita United Arrows, Church’s English Shoes, Gianvito Rossi, Haver Sack, Montedoro, Nigel Cabourn, Piombo, Roda and Sartorio.

The soundtrack for this exquisite perfomance included Nina Simone's 'Be My Husband' (original 1965 version), a perfect match for the maturity, sensuality and unique appeal of this particular project.
Check out some photos of the show.

The stage was an open changing room where the models tried different 'outfits' assisted by Olivier Saillard.

A unique interpretation of contemporary men's elegance mixing style and irony.

Olivier Saillard and the performers: Violeta Sanchez, Amalia Vairelli, Axelle Doué and Claudia Huidobro at the closing act of 'Vestirsi Da Uomo'.

After the performance, TAR Magazine invited a drink and a sweet snack at the lobby of the Palazzina Presidenziale of Florence (the building where the show took place)

The soundtrack of 'Vestirsi Da Uomo' featured Nina Simone's ' Be My Husband' from the 1965 LP 'Pastel Blues'. Check it out!!!

Cleaning up after the show.

The front board at the entrance.

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