It’s one of the hottest tickets in town. The biannual sold-out Bench Body fashion show is a spectacle that combines the over-the-top glitz of a Victoria’s Secret fashion show with the drama of Cirque du Soleil and the raunchiness of a Chippendales’ performance.
For many men and women — Philippine celebrities, socialites and movie actors, as well as Asian pop stars and Brazilian models — to be part of a Bench Body show is a coveted invitation, signaling one’s desirability and marketability; after all, you need to have killer abs and heaps of self-confidence to parade down the runway in the skimpiest of underwear in front of tens of thousands of spectators.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)