A Dutch designer is making impression across the internet for a dress, designed in conjunction with EuroPride revelry, which is making both a fashion and political statement about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights on a worldwide level.
Dutch fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen and spatial designer Oeri van Woezik presented the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress on Friday, which was created via a collaboration with COC Amsterdam. The bodice of the dress, worn by transgender model Valentijn de Hingh, was made with the image of the Amsterdam flag.
The capital city of the Netherlands is well-known to be a safe haven for queer people. However, the rest of the gown is composed of flags from 72 countries around the world where it is illegal to be gay.