ICYMI, actor Ezra Miller broke the Internet when photos of his gender-bending shoot with Playboy magazine were released; you know, the ones where Ezra posed in sexy lace lingerie with bunny ears on his head. It was breathtaking.
Dressing up in traditionally ‘feminine’ clothes, though, isn’t new to him. The queer actor has been known for blurring the lines of gender through his sartorial choices, showing the world (or the universe, rather) how everyone should wear whatever they want, whenever they want. Fortunately, there are more inspiring non-conforming heroes like him!
Check out these five male artists who are challenging gender norms in their own ways:
5. Harry Styles
When it comes to dressing up, Harry Styles knows no rules; for the One Direction rocker, bright pink suits, heeled loafers, and silk blouses aren’t off-limits because why should it be? As most boy band stars are clad in traditional shirts and jeans, he effortlessly steals the show with his bold fashion choices that would typically be deemed as ‘feminine’. The result? Harry Styles is smashing gender norms, one printed suit at a time!
Just recently, BTS—in collaboration with K-beauty brand VT cosmetics—even released a colorful new makeup line, consisting of eye shadow palettes, cushion compacts, lipsticks, and more. Fans, ourselves included, are living for it!
3. Troye Sivan
Nail game aside, Troye’s music videos pay tribute to the LGBTQ community. The music video of ‘Bloom’, for instance, earned praises for its gender-blurring visuals; in one scene, you’ll see Troye twirling in a floral gown. Swoon!
2. Paolo Ballesteros
Last month, Paolo made rounds on the Internet once more after transforming himself into Miss Universe queens, Miss Venezuela Sthefany Guchenez and Miss Spain Angela Ponce.
1. Jaden Smith
Jaden is all for gender-bending fashion. Back in 2015, the actor rocked a white skirt to prom with Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg. What’s more, he even released a gender-neutral clothing line called MSFTSrep and fronted a Louis Vuitton campaign, where he sported a full womenswear look. Speaking up on his genderless style, he tweeted, “If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set The New Wave…-JADEN SMITH #ICON”. You do you, Jaden!