In the great data bank of unpublished images, Meisel's 1987 Alaia project remains mythic.
Men in womenswear is not what comes to my mind when I think sexy, but for some reason this picture is just amazing and it all comes together. Masculine and feminine at once it's just amazing. Obsessed!!!!
The most beautifully wrought womenswear in the world on boys? It was scandal , in a community that tries to be so sophisticated as to be inured to scandal. I know of these images because Louie Chaban had an indescribably beautiful print of Sean Bohary in his old offices at Women from this sitting.
This single image, which is all I could escavate from the Web, was apparently part of a larger catalog of beautiful boys squeezed perilously into Alaia. The greater body of images that constitute this work might well be one of the most important unpublished projects in fashion history. Which gives it an even greater aura of mystery [The Imagist].