Why is the male model wearing this: Sabyasachi x Bergdorf Goodman’s gender fluid collection stirs controversy; netizens defend designer’s ‘broader outlook’

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Bollywood’s most sought out fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee stirred up controversy with his latest collection for US-based luxury department Bergdorf Goodman.

The ace designer on Wednesday gave a peek of his gender-fluid campaign to followers that included a picture of a male model dressed in a sequined midi dress and accessories from the latest collection along with a pair of red high heels.

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The campaign featuring gender-bender clothing did not go down well with some chunk of the netizens. People called out Sabya for his ‘Western approach’ and questioned why is the male model wearing a bling dress and heels. Check out a few of the comments below.

With androgynous collection not being an alien concept in the country anymore, many people defended the designer for his ‘broader outlook’ and taking a step in the right direction. With many big as well as international brands already promoting gender-less clothing, they asked the other half of the internet to ‘be progressive and adapt the changes in 2021.’

With the world already progressing, it's time to walk with it and accept concepts like gender-fluidity with open arms. What are your thoughts on this one?

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