Genderless beauty is a constant force on the runways, reflecting the balance of masculine and feminine energy that resides within us. Journey back in time with us as we pay homage to the individuals who have shaped the face of androgyny as we know it.
Radclyffe Hall, an English poet and author, was one of the pioneers of lesbian literature, and is most famously known for The Well of Loneliness, an eye-opening novel on female homosexuality. Her most famous public portrayal of gender ambiguous fashion was her “skirt suit”, which was a cross between a man’s tuxedo jacket and a midi skirt. Her hair was worn in a slicked-back crop, and her clothes were custom-made by a gentleman’s tailor. Although Radclyffe was mocked for The Well after it was published, she never stopped writing, and remained true to herself. Some of her best works include The Forge and Adam’s Breed, the latter of which won both the Prix Femina and the James Tait Black Prize.