122 comments

  1. Erica

    August 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Shocking yet pleasant. Not your average Jo.

    • Cory Scott

      August 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      SPEECHLESS (believe me that’s a first)
      Stunning photo.

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    • Martine

      September 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I would hate this outfit on a girl. I am not sure I should like it any better on a guy, but the photo is fierce. JUST the photo. Not the model.

      • Pakize

        October 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

        But isn’t what makes the photo fierce in fact, the subject? If not then what?

        • marta

          July 27, 2014 at 2:29 am

          concord!!!

        • marta

          July 27, 2014 at 2:31 am

          I agree!!!!

  2. Eliane

    August 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love the fact that there is no gender label attached to this photo. Really stunning image.

    • WOWS

      August 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I agree!

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    • Amy

      August 29, 2013 at 5:26 am

      I agree completely, as well. Nice shot Scott

    • Stylegrapher

      September 2, 2013 at 1:38 am

      Yes! I agree !!!! That’s great PIC

    • Félix

      September 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

      It’s interesting that, while Scott did not label this photo, most commenters still feel the need to attach a label by using either ‘he’ or ‘she’ as a pronoun. To me it’s obvious that the model does not identify as either, hence their feminine makeup and exposure of an obviously masculine chest.

      I don’t think that fishnets are tacky per se. What’s tacky is the statement they usually make. On most biological women, fishnets read as “Look at my breasts!”. Here, however, they serve to expose the gender ambiguity. In a more modest garment the model could have been mistaken for a woman. Going shirtless, on the other hand, would have created a silhouette that’s too masculine for the look.

    • Bill

      September 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      I AGREE TOO AWSOME

  3. pp

    August 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    girl or boy!? wonderful…

    • Natalie

      August 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      I was thinking the same, but ahh! who cares? She/he looks amazing!

  4. tallulah

    August 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Cool guy!

  5. billts

    August 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Wonderfully confusing.

  6. Simbarashe

    August 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Androgyne for a day.
    http://lordashbury.com

  7. Marta

    August 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Ahhhh, perfect.

  8. Jamie

    August 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    It’s provocative, she’s beautiful, and I don’t know how I feel about it

    • Cindy

      August 30, 2013 at 12:33 am

      You feel that it is beautiful!

      Stunning as always Scott!

  9. caroline

    August 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    her hair is just amazing! Also jeans are perfect.

    • RiverCityFashionista

      August 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Totally agree. Her hair is perfecto! And the manicure as well. Every detail is taken spot on! I love the fishnet top. But in America I think I would get arrested if I wore it with no bra!

  10. Suni

    August 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Really excellent, love.

  11. Albertine, NYC

    August 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Androgyny at its best!

  12. Laura

    August 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    So weird: face: woman, torso: man! Great photo!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  13. Ryan

    August 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I assume that’s a man, right?

  14. aud olsen

    August 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Truly wonderful photo. Masterly.

  15. photo_fred

    August 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    dude looks like a lady.

    • eva

      August 29, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Awesome.

  16. Marin

    August 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    It’s been said, but I love the ambiguity of this person’s sex. Who says we have to subscribe to the division of genders? Why not fall somewhere in the middle, wherever we feel comfortable?

    • Rowena

      August 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Nicely said. Many people are not 100% feminine or 100% masculine in nature.

    • tonia

      August 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Beautiful comment @ Marin

    • Natalie

      August 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      I agree!

      • Linda

        September 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

        Can’t understand why sex is such an issue for so many. Can they all be insecure in their own identity or are they just plain dumb? Great pic Scott.

  17. Christina DeFalco

    August 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The New Testament….if there were a pictorial version.

  18. Alfia

    August 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    AMAZING!!!!
    I want to be like that!!!

  19. Michael

    August 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Delightfully…Feminine.

    Er, no: masculine. No, on second thought , feminine. Or, rather, masculine…

    • YQS

      August 30, 2013 at 12:47 am

      that’s what I was thinking…

  20. Dana

    August 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This is a striking and captivating photo of the prettiest man I have ever seen <3

  21. Sevan

    August 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    21st century Adonis.

  22. Raven

    August 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Love the “Denim” tag … is anyone looking at the jeans? ;)

    • allen

      August 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

      LOL

  23. Suzy

    August 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Not a huge fan of netting by itself on boy, girl or anyone – but I’d agree that this may be as great as the look can get

  24. michelle

    August 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    A lot of sadness in that face.

    • Darcy H

      August 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I agree, Michelle.

  25. Monsieur Marcel

    August 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Quite the catch in that fishnet…

  26. Kimberly

    August 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    the shoulder,the dips and hollows…stunning photo. breathtaking…

  27. Simon

    August 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Fantastic shot! This photo represents so much, without saying anything!

  28. Judi

    August 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    This reminds me of a long time ago, when I went to Italy for the first time (I was 16), and we were sitting outside in a cafe on (or near?) the Piazza San Marco in Venice and at another table was a group with a woman who was wearing a similar net top with nothing underneath – only she was very definitely a woman. It definitely gave me pause…

  29. Anna

    August 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This has too be a guy, right? He looks amazing!

    http://www.beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

  30. Costume De Rigueur

    August 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Sexuality is fluid…and style too I would add…

    CDR

  31. Lulu

    August 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I agree with Michelle….this has not been an easy life.

  32. Natalie

    August 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Love the hair! and this is a beautiful shot!

  33. Rachel

    August 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    hauntingly beautiful…the netting like shadows upon the skin, echoing the background colors…the eyes so full of sadness, as if caught the moment before tears spill…the light, perfect…lovely

  34. Sabina

    August 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Loving this androgynous look. It takes, well, balls.

  35. videolite

    August 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Love this – the conflation of gender labels in style!

  36. Alyssa

    August 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Love the look! Slightly shocked and a little confused but nevertheless, he/she looks incredibly beautiful. Great shot and great style.

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  37. Erica

    August 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I’m just wondering if those are Diesel jeans <3

    simplyonelove.com

  38. carol

    August 29, 2013 at 2:24 am

    bit more provocative but ok, admire

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  39. Anastasios

    August 29, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Beautiful for sure! Cool style too and pretty hair!!! Great capture!

  40. Tracey

    August 29, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Very pretty,reminds me of a young Victoria Beckham

  41. The Fashion Fraction

    August 29, 2013 at 2:35 am

  42. Eternal

    August 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Beautiful Lady-boy, what a sight.

    • AP

      August 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      perfect words! Lady-boy.

      • Yulianne

        August 31, 2013 at 6:47 am

        Lady-boy is a common term in thailand for feminine souls trap in bodies of boys. This one is provocative yet sad. Just beautiful.

  43. kingesquivel

    August 29, 2013 at 2:57 am

    It would give you a funny-looking tan if you wore it out in the sun too long, though…..

  44. Lorenzo

    August 29, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Amazing! An outfit that creates a very strong contrast between his person and the outfit itself. It ‘nice to see the hard expression on a face with sweet features and eyes which express anything but hardness.

  45. une chatte grise

    August 29, 2013 at 3:06 am

    That is one seriously beautiful person.

  46. Berends

    August 29, 2013 at 3:10 am

    ????……. but the LIPS
    The next topmodel?

  47. jicky

    August 29, 2013 at 3:13 am

    He just looks like androgynous model Stav Strashko

  48. Nico

    August 29, 2013 at 5:05 am

  49. Francoise

    August 29, 2013 at 5:44 am

  50. yueh

    August 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Thank you, Dear Scott, when i was reading all the comments below, i felt overwhelmly touched and grateful, and being understood.

    • Lorelai

      September 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

      it’s you in the picture right? I think I remember Scott posted a close up picture of this very person, with white hair and blue lenses. People wonder if you were asian or caucasian. Even now they still wonder if you are man or woman :) Very clever Scott… very clever…

      greetings from paradise

      • yueh

        September 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        well :) we all know that Scott is very clever, cheers !

  51. Denisa

    August 29, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Interesting? Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  52. Elisa Taviti

    August 29, 2013 at 7:26 am

    WOW! Gorgeous!!

    xx Elisa
    My Fantabulous World

  53. berenger

    August 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Genius! I think we’ve seen this individual before… Wonderful to see more. I hope they get the best of life – I hope that talent is appreciated.

  54. Lindsey

    August 29, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Love the fish net top! Most beautiful man I’ve ever seen….
    http://www.shopopal.com

  55. Isa

    August 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Totally androgyn ..
    Isa

  56. CBC

    August 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Club look….day..must be careful

  57. Theresa

    August 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Gorgeous person.

  58. Rebekah

    August 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

    This is precisely how I imagine angels looking (minus the wings). Neither male or female but strikingly beautiful. Hard eyes and perfect bow-shaped mouth. Just stunning!

    • M.

      August 29, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Really? Precisely?

    • Eva

      August 30, 2013 at 3:06 am

      Beautifully said. There is something other worldly and beautiful about this individual. An Angel indeed.

  59. Martin

    August 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

    The barely pronounced buds leave me to believe this is a boy. Not that it matters.

  60. anonymous

    August 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    At first I thought man, woman? Trying to figure it out. Then I thought, she/he is beauiful. That’s all.

  61. Marianne

    August 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    wow! this is what the future looks like.

  62. Lill

    August 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Amazing style and personality. That combined with how it is captured: I would claim this to be art.

    This blog is seldom leaving me unaffected. I love seeing all these photos from everywhere and of PEOPLE, it is a great way of everyday travelling making my days a bit more prosperous; so many thanks to you, for sharing. All the best to you! :)

  63. mabelmabel

    August 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    “Lookatmelookatmelookatme”may or may not be a fashion statement, or it may be THE fashion statement, but shouting it always makes me feel sad, somehow.

    This photo makes me want to drape my sweater over her shoulders. And then tell her that, yes, she is beautiful.

    • Dizzy

      August 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Mabel took the words out of my mouth so to speak.

    • Jean Tom

      August 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      I agree,,,someone needs to tell her that her look is unique enough to be noticed without the need for fishnet….

  64. Greta

    August 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Courageous girl!

  65. Alessia

    August 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    not like!
    TheChicolat

  66. Kasha

    August 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    A wonderful shot of a stunning person. I love how uniquely we all express ourselves.

  67. Tricia

    August 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Beautiful photo and person xo

  68. Haruki

    August 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    It is very beautiful to see the breast, but subtle in the outfit that without the eye of a great photographer it could be missed. I feel the satisfaction of seeing something new today.

  69. El Presidente

    August 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    definitely someone looking for attention…and why not?
    reminds me of a wild business trip to bangkok in the late 80s…but that’s a story for another time…

    • yueh

      August 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      then would please do me a favor, stay in the late 80′s !

    • Eva

      August 30, 2013 at 3:08 am

      Yes please take your archaic and insulting views elsewhere!

      • dcinDC

        September 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        Working too hard to find fault with his comment, where there is none. He is simply reminded of a pleasant time he once had.

  70. sib

    August 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Why look so tormented when you have the freedom to dress how you choose – most women dressed like this in a city would be asked to cover up! Its a man’s world.

  71. Christine

    August 30, 2013 at 11:09 am

    superb!

  72. Christine

    August 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Yueh, that’s you? You’re gorgeous, keep it up :)

  73. westcoasttiger

    August 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I’m trying to understand but I see conflict on an individual level and social level. If a woman were to wear only the large fishnet on the street, she’d be considered tacky and probably arrested for indecent exposure (I’m assuming that would be the case in Milan). The young man wishes to be seen as a woman (I think) wearing the same top but is considered stylish and not arrested because he’s a man – how ironic.

    I don’t have a problem with the androgynous look but I feel there’s a difference between shock value and a sense of style.

    • berenger

      August 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      For me, the conflict you describe is the whole point. I’m sure our subject is well aware of the gender/fishnet irony. That’s what makes it work for me. Someone with breasts would need to wear a bra… But a woman with a male torso??? And that’s what makes it special. Sometimes style is so much more than matching shoes and handbags… Or, at least, done well it is.

      • sib

        August 31, 2013 at 12:02 am

        Double standards equals style?

        • berenger

          August 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

          Oh dear… No, of course not! But the illumination of the gender double standards of our culture and the uncomfortably tight boxes we force ourselves into is very clever style. There is a big fat difference between having a double standard and shining a glaring light onto an existing one.

      • westcoasttiger

        August 31, 2013 at 4:46 am

        Well, I guess one man’s “no” is some woman’s “yes”… on to the next!

        • berenger

          August 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

          What on earth does that mean and how does it relate to the conversation?

          • westcoasttiger

            September 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

            It simply means we disagree on style points, agree to disagree and move on to the next subject. I recall you previously identified yourself as being female – I intend nothing sinister behind my words.

        • berenger

          September 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

          So glad we can now agree to disagree…

          • Martine

            September 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

            Sinister! Exactly my reaction too.

  74. phoebe

    August 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I agree with Westcoasttiger’s perception on the subliminal wish of the vest wearer to be perceived as feminine in a transparent item in this photo. It’s a little dangerous unfortunately, because, there are places where he would still get beat up for this attempt, so I think it’s just dangerous for him unaccompanied….mostly..

  75. dodo

    August 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Oh, boy!!!
    This is something!
    S/HE is so cool!

  76. Rocco

    September 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I love that this is Italy…my country has allways a way to say something new and free.

  77. Nathan

    September 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This is androgyny done right! the aggression, confidence, and precision of this outfit alleviates all the anxiety I normally experience when viewing androgynous fashion.

  78. sade

    September 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Mysterious…but still in a cool way…BL

  79. k

    September 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    fierce.that is all.

  80. Aisha

    September 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful. OMG!!

  81. julian

    September 16, 2013 at 7:05 am

    The subject of the photograph is beautiful, interesting and unique, but I absolutely hate the outfit – smacks too much of posed fetishism (unless it is actually the models own clothing ?)

  82. Stephen Bray

    October 26, 2013 at 2:27 am

    What a superb image . . . so much more intelligent than the recent trend to make women appear as unintelligent, vacant, bimbos, that have become too commonplace in several contemporary fashion magazines.

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