Pete Wentz Comes OUT
By shana naomi
Photo: David Roemer for Atelier Management
Fall Out Boy frontman, celebrity fashion designer and admitted cross-dresser Pete Wentz graces the cover of Out this month and he doesn't holding back when it comes to dishing about wearing women's clothes, his apparel line for Nordstrom's and being called a fag. To whet the appetite of your inner pop-punk-loving tween, here are some little fashion-related nuggets from the dirty pretty boy in eyeliner's one-on-one interview with Popnography's Shana Naomi Krochmal:
"I feel like gender is very gray -- but people's body types aren't. You just have a shorter crotch on women's jeans than you do on men's jeans. You can appeal to a very small demographic of people by doing both."
"There are some of our items that are specifically designed for women's bodies types, like the 3/4 sleeve or empire waist or cap sleeves. I'll try to wear it and it doesn't work at all -- it's very unflattering to a man's body."
"It does take courage -- there is some kind of mental breakthrough when you are okay to go into a women's dressing room. You're like, I don't really care, I want to wear that thing."
"I don't try on clothes -- I buy both sizes, and I'm pretty wasteful. But the times I have, I'll go into the [women's] dressing room. Lots of times they'll take you to the men's dressing room. They'll start a pile for you, but not near where you're at."
"To me the biggest problem with menswear is it's either really simple or it's like a fashion faux pas. There's more risks taken in women's fashion, and it's far more acceptable."