Fashion's embrace of gender neutrality continues to flourish. Pharrell stars in Chanel's latest campaign, consequently making him the first man to appear in a handbag advertisement for the fashion house. And he definitely rocks the murse (that'd be man-purse), might we add.
Chanel's choice in Pharrell isn't entirely surprising, as the artist has been a Friend of Karl (FOK) Lagerfeld for some time now. He formerly starred in a short film alongside model Cara Delevingne, another FOK, in which the pair sang a duet. He's also been rocking Chanel on every single red carpet this awards season and we can't remember the last time we didn't catch the father of four at a Chanel show.
“I was like a nerdy little Black kid on a skateboard. So looking at high-end fashion was something that I really didn’t understand in the very beginning. And then I realized, slowly but surely, man, this is amazing. And although there’s mostly the perception that it’s for women, I just started to see, OK, as a man I can wear some of this. So I would wear sunglasses here, or a jacket there,” Pharrell said at the Chanel show last week.
Nothing wrong with a dude wearing a purse. We love seeing steps toward gender fluidity, and though this is a small sentiment, every bit counts.
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