I just found this article from the New York Times on the trend for skinny male models. In the article, Guy Trebay credits Hedi Slimane with popularising the waif-like silhouette for the modern man. I personally don’t think they’re too far off the mark as although glossy, silver-coated and decadently tailored, we only have to look at the pictures of the model who’s backside could barely fit into a pair of Dior Homme jeans to know that all is not what it seems when it comes to the traditional ‘beefcake’ image of male models.
So after my recent post on male-to-female trend transition, could we be inheriting another aspect of the fashion universe? I really hope not- there is already enough pressure on my waistline! See after the jump for a rather excruciating example of Hedi’s ‘beauty is pain’ denim.
Check it out on nytimes.com
By Will Reid | February 11th, 2008