Saturday, September 18, 2010

BEAUTY: Man--Patrick Petitjean

French supermodel Patrick Petitjean is a welcome change from all the baby-faced, baby-smooth baby models from Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein underwear and the like. Although he has been the face of Prada (2008) and is currently the face of Kenzo, his look is much more editorial, which, in the world of modeling, means European. In the United States, there is a silly kind of abhorrence of the true male body; too much hair means “wild” in the States, which somehow translates into “scary.” But not so in Europe where beards and longer hair have never really gone out of style, because they have never been “in” style. Stylish men simply have beards and hair. And it is incredibly sexy. Vive l’homme sauvage!

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