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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2011, 02:08:31 pm »

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2011, 02:16:29 pm »
I tried to find a photo of Vincent Cassel as the Duc d'Anjou wearing a dress in the movie Elizabeth, but haven't found one yet.

Is this what you mean?




I found a good website with screencaps from the movie: http://www.leavemethewhite.com/caps/thumbnails.php?album=131&page=1
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2011, 05:46:37 pm »
Yes!! Wow, you are good!!  :)
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #163 on: May 28, 2011, 12:55:41 pm »
Yes!! Wow, you are good!!  :)

 ;D Well, BBM and this forum actually taught me the benefits of looking for screencaps sites when it comes to looking for images from films.  Often much better than things like Google image searches.

OK, I've been meaning to post this for a while... it's not a picture, but a quotation from Keith Richards in his recent autobiography about the early days of his relationship with Anita Pallenberg (late 1960s).  He talks about her in glowing terms throughout most of the book. While not necessarily about wearing dresses... this is about wearing women's clothing.

Anita had a huge influence on the style of the times.  She could put anything together and look good.  I was beginning to wear her clothes most of the time.  I would wake up and put on what was lying around.  Sometimes it was mine, and sometimes it was the old lady's, but we were the same size so it didn't matter... I started to become a fashion icon for wearing my old lady's clothes.



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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2011, 12:37:12 pm »
Yeah, there was such a long tradition of dressing little boys in girls' clothing.  Really quite fascinating... given that it was a very conservative (upper-bourgeois and upper class) type of tradition.



Wasn't that long ago that people were still doing it.  There are stories in my family of boys in the 1950's being dressed as girls until they reached school age.

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Re: Let´s celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #165 on: June 01, 2011, 09:41:22 pm »



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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #166 on: June 01, 2011, 10:07:45 pm »
What a find, Andrew!! EH was the inspiration for my thread "Say It All in Six Words". His entry  was "For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn". Did he lie?
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #167 on: June 01, 2011, 10:50:50 pm »

Wow Andrew!  That really is pretty amazing!

I really don't know the history of why little boys were often dressed in girls' clothing when they were very small... But, I think it goes back pretty deep in history (even in some royal courts in the past, etc.).  It's a pretty interesting cultural phenomenon.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #168 on: June 01, 2011, 10:59:25 pm »
While in London I saw a young guy wearing a back sweater and a long black skirt with it - he looked very stylish. My first instinct was to run up to him to ask if I could take his picture so that I could post it here ;D

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #169 on: June 02, 2011, 09:27:27 am »
why didn't you?   ::) ;D

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