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.
Who can forget French fashion icon, designer and businesswoman, Coco Chanel? A legend and a source of inspiration in fashion and beauty for over a hundred years, Coco liberated women in the post-World War I era from constricting corsets, and introduced relaxed athletic chic as the new benchmark of feminine style. She encouraged the ideology of the independent woman, and gave women the choice of wearing loose fitting pants and more masculine silhouettes. TIME reported that she didn’t identify herself as a feminist, but embraced the conviction that people should express themselves based on how they felt, and not how gender dictated them to feel.