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Trans Model Wears Dress Made Of Flags Of Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal
Rainbow dress
Published: Aug 12, 2016

A team of Dutch designers has created a dress made with the flags which is making both a fashion and political statement about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights on a global level.

Photo: PIETER HENKET
Photo: PIETER HENKET

The first transgender model to be signed by IMG models, and also Europride’s first trans ambassador Valentijn de Hingh modeled a massive rainbow gown made of flags from 72 countries where homosexuality is still illegal. In 12 of those countries, this “crime” is punishable by death.

Photo: PIETER HENKET
Photo: PIETER HENKET

The dress was a collaborative project with De Hingh, the COC Nederland (Dutch organization for LGBT women and men), fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen, and artist Oeri van Woezik.

Photo: PIETER HENKET
Photo: PIETER HENKET

Every country that changes its legislation will have its flag replaced by a rainbow flag.

Photographer Pieter Henket documented Hingh wearing the dress in the Rijksmuseum.