The Style Issue, September 14, 2023

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) churned out a slew of haute fashion moments from celebrities, models, editors, and, too, the global cognoscenti.

Page 2 is adding our very own Rock celebrity stylist Neko "Bootleg Rocstar" Kelly to NYFW's most memorable and indeed shareable Instagrammable moments.

Kelly got paparazzi lenses clicking at Sergio Hudson show as he stepped out in white suiting, matching boots finished with a cathedral veil. "I love the whole androgynous look and yes the cameras loved me!" he shared. No idle boast! Kelly is booked and busy... more on that anon.

But fashionable veil moments worn by men is hardly new! NBA superstar Dennis Rodman wore a whole bridal look back in 1996 (with a full Kevyn Aucoin face and entourage of tuxedo-wearing women), declaring that he was marrying himself, and (more recently) Kid Cudi hit the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards dressed in a custom wedding dress from ERL, sneakers and a veil. And, we're loving graphic designer Brik's reels of AI Men's Veil Collection earlier this month.

(Photo: IG/@bootlegrocstar)
MarriedTo FashionCelebrity stylist Neko"@bootlegrocstar" Kelly gave runway bride vibes as he headed to the Sergio Hudson show on day three of NYFW. (Photo: IG/@bootlegrocstar)
Bad As HE WanTED TO BeWe'll never forget when Dennis Rodman — in the prime of his career — wore a US$10,000 wedding gown to marry himself while promoting his 1996 memoir Bad As I Wanna Be at a New York Barnes & Noble.
Kelly secured a photo-op with actress LaLa before heading into the show. (Photo: IG/@bootlegrocstar)
#ICYMIIn early September, graphic designer Brik took to Instagram to share AI-generated images and reels of his Men's Veil Collection. The designer, who is known to push the boundaries of convention, said the pair of men in suits with veils "oozes with theatrical and ethereal appeal". (Photo: IG/
A 'Veil' Of A TimeIn 2021 rapper Kid Cudi wore a custom wedding-inspired look by California-based brand ERL to the CFDA Awards at the iconic Manhattan venue The Pool + The Grill.

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