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Portraits of men wearing their girlfriends’ clothes is entertaining stuff

by | 6th, July 2013

PORTRAITS of men wearing their girlfriends’ clothes is entertaining stuff.

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After several conversations with (male) friends about how relationships between men and women have changed since their parent’s generation, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte had a brilliant idea for a photo series. He wanted to make images that showed not only the equality of balance in heterosexual relationships, but also the feeling of confusion the male may be experiencing with this change. He began this series, which he calls The Men Under the Influence by taking photos of couples together in the same image. After some time, he realized that a more effective image was to photograph the man alone, dressed in his girlfriends clothing in their shared apartment or house. Uriarte photographed the series over a period of three years in both the US and Spain.

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Great photos. But has anything changed?

In 2012  art dealer Philip Mould looked over the work Portrait of a Woman . He’d bought the 19th Century painting for $10,000. He stripped away the varnish and realised that the eponymous woman was  Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Eon de Beaumont, a French diplomat and spy. He was a transvestite best known as Chevalier d’Eon.

Simon Burrows, professor of modern European history at Leeds University adds:

“D’Eon was sent by [King] Louis XV to England as a spy. But after a massive row with the French ambassador Conte de Guerchy about d’Eon wanting his job, he had to hide — not just in another person’s house but as a woman.” 

He came

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