You can totally say that, because this sweater is here to teach you a lesson.
Activists at the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity created this garment out of 100% homosexual hair from more than 100 people. It's making its debut during Toronto Fashion Week.
"The idea for the sweater was born from a desire to educate and encourage everyone to use 'gay' the correct way," said Jeremy Dias, director of the CCGSD. "We want the conversation that surrounds the gay sweater to inspire those who are using 'gay' in a detrimental way to both realize the negative impact their words and actions are having and change their behavior."
Watch how the sweater was made and see people on the street react, try it on, and express their delight or disgust, AFTER THE JUMP...
Provincetown's main drag Commercial Street "is a stage and everybody is on it," says Josh Patner, the owner and founder of Loveland, his one-of-a-kind boutique in the west end of the gay and lesbian tourist mecca at the tip of Cape Cod. Provincetown's history, its spectacular natural setting, and its cultural appeal have made it a hotspot where creators, curators, and connectors come together each summer to work and live, exchange ideas, and just relax.
Towleroad spent last summer in 'Ptown' and got to know some of the people whose dreams have been brought to life by this unique place, and whose visions are helping make it the most popular destination in the country for LGBT vacationers.
Today we're introducing you to Josh, a former NYC executive who brought his experience in design, retail, and journalism to bear at Loveland, a shop he thinks of as "a pirate ship...because the shop to me is a treasure trove of bounty from far away."
Loveland is also a theater of sorts, and its changing interiors, colorful cast of friends, shoppers, and townie regulars tell a story throughout the summer that could not be told in any other place but Provincetown.
We think you'll agree. Please enjoy his story in the video above.
It's been nearly 14 years since fashion's two hottest male supermodels, Derek Zoolander and Hansel, had their famous walk-off. But thanks to an upcoming sequel to the 2001 comedy spoof, the duo has been reunited once again. Crashing the runway at Valentino's Paris fashion show, the pair strutted their stuff down the catwalk delivering Blue Steel and Magnum fierceness.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour even got in on the fun.
The NYT pays a visit to the studio of Donatella Versace, to discuss how she keeps the brand relevant, and the loss of her brother, which she still feels deeply:
"When my brother died, and the way he died, I had to show strength. I had to show, 'we're going to do it. don't worry.' I was living my pain in public, and I couldn't show my pain, to anybody. This office, this space we're in now, reflects really me, and my emotions. The ones I don't show to anybody...Nobody believes me but I'm not a very secure person. You know, I question everything I am. My vulnerability was always hidden. I was going home and crying, but closing the room, because I didn't lose the king of fashion, which he was. In that moment, I lost my brother."
Men's fashion brand Modus Vivendi takes us on a trip to Tenerife, the largest and most populous of the seven, volcanically-formed Canary Islands of Spain, in the new campaign for its Bear Line of underwear, starring model Fran Otero and photographed by Adrian C. Martin.
The campaign was shot in the stunning Esperanza forest, often foggy because it is up a mountain close to the cloud zone where the moisture creates the lush green moss so prominent in the photos and video. Tenerife also boasts the third tallest volcano in the world (measured from the base on the ocean floor), Mount Teide, which is protected as a National Park and World Heritage Site. It most recently erupted in 1909 and remains active.
Though Ford won’t discuss title or plot lest he divulge secrets too early and bore himself along the way, he provides snippets of insight. He wrote the screenplay himself, finishing it in September. It’s an adaptation of a novel for which he bought the rights, not a well-known book and all the better for that. At this point at least, he has little interest in taking on material pre-loaded with audience expectations. He has changed the title and made considerable revisions to the story. As planned, the film is in two parts, the first faithful to the original material, and the second, completely new.
Unlike most directors, whose schedules and deadlines are project-based, Ford must work around an intractable fashion calendar. His narrow shooting window runs from Sept. 15 through December. If for some reason the film doesn’t come together in time, his next opportunity is the same time, next year. “I only need six weeks,” he says, noting that editing will be more flexible; he can set up a room in London. He shot A Single Man in 21 days: “I paid for it myself.”
Ford also spoke about the challenges of adapting a book for film:
“A book is a book; a film is a film. They are totally different things. Sometimes things are subtle in a book because there’s an inner monologue with the character, and turning it into a film, you don’t have that inner monologue—unless you do, which I don’t love.…You have to have something personal; you have to take what speaks to you about a book and amplify that. It’s impressionism, in a way."
Check out a video of Ford's fashion show last night in L.A., AFTER THE JUMP...