I know this is a well known fact in fashion circles, but I quite liked the expression:
A former design tutor of mine, Arti Sandhu, now at Columbia College’s fashion department in Chicago, Ill., recently explained a theory of hers, calling fashion magazines ‘female porn for gay males.’ It says a lot of the politics surrounding beauty in fashion media. There is a dominance of the homosexual male designer among the élite, particularly those who dictate the desirable. Of the androgynous women that grace our magazine pages, the most noticeable trait is the lack of womanhood. Our women look like men, and our boys are looking feminine.
From an investigation by Sylvia Giles into modelling, youth and attraction in Lucire 24.