72 year-old grandpa models teen-girl outfits (via ian & grant)

OFF BEAT CHINA:

Chinese elderly man, Liu Xianping, has been posing for his granddaughter’s female fashion store on Tmall and has become an Internet sensation. (Tmall is China’s leading B2C online retailer separated from Taobao.)

Though most of the clothes Liu has been modeling for are more of the tiny, sweet and cute teen girl style with rosy shades, laces and ribbons, the 72-year-old totally pulled things off. His signature piece so far seems to be color tights and thigh stockings. Liu’s confidence in front of the camera and his long pair of skinny legs are the envy of many girls. Netizen 云眠Satsuki sighed: “He has such a good figure, especially those legs!”

4 Responses

  1. BigBen

    You see, people worry about China and everything but this is the sort of thing that gives me hope for the future.

    November 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

  2. kittyroara

    Dear fashion people: The seeming ‘trend’ that’s being attempted to be made of Aboriginal ceremonial pieces as regular clothing is blatantly obvious here. On a regular teen girl it might be ignorantly passed by as a ‘cute, fluffy accessory’ but on a 72-year-old man in girls’ clothing (which I have nothing wrong with, btw) it screams “out of place.” Aboriginal-themed items need to be taken out of the ‘fashion’ lexicon. Appropriation is disgusting – history need not and should not repeat itself. Thank you.

    November 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  3. AnstyAnthroplgist

    What, pray tell, is the “aboriginal dress” that is being discussed in Kittyroara’s message? My specialty is not specifically in Aboriginal dress, and I am having issues trying too figure where a double breasted jacket falls into this. I have noticed that certain “historical” styles make a round every few years, like the shawl, or masculine military styling in women’s clothing. You will not remove distinctive styles of dress from any region, “natives” wearing it or not. I don’t get mad when I see Europeans wearing Kimono sleeves, or people wearing “Anoraks” in the winter, when it is cold. Ever heard of cultural drift? Kittyroara, what is he wearing that has made you angry enough to post?

    I do love that this Grandfather is supporting his Granddaughter in this way! He is spectacular!

    November 19, 2012 at 5:17 am

  4. BigBen

    Haha! I love the idea of Aboriginal hunters tracking their prey through the Outback in these getups. Or performing their sacred rites and initiations in these natty little outfits. I hope to see it in a spectacularly tactless magazine photoshoot. Now that would give Miss Kitty something to really get pissy about.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

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