Raf Simons Menswear a Hit with the Ladies

Remember when Kanye West unexpectedly chose to perform at Coachella wearing a women's blouse from Celine and it was kind of a big deal? Well, it seems like the reverse is happening right now with Raf Simons and female performers.
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Remember when Kanye West unexpectedly chose to perform at Coachella wearing a women's blouse from Celine and it was kind of a big deal? Well, it seems like the reverse is happening right now with Raf Simons and female performers.
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Remember when Kanye West unexpectedly chose to perform at Coachella wearing a women's blouse from Celine and it was kind of a big deal? Well, it seems like the reverse is happening right now with Raf Simons and female performers.

Rihanna first wore a coat from the menswear label in November, and later in March, she wore a Raf Simons t-shirt. Then, this weekend, Angel Haze hopped on the Simons bandwagon. The rapper wore one of the label's Spring/Summer 2014 tanks to perform at Lollapalooza, making the menswear brand officially a trend with women.

Coincidentally (or not), Simons' supposed nemesis Hedi Slimane has also been making a point to make his men's and women's lines for Saint Laurent equal opportunity, in terms of gender. He cast Saskia de Brauw in a men's campaign, and released men's shoes in women's sizes. And Kanye West is reportedly working on a 100-piece unisex line to debut this during fashion week in September.

Are men's and women's lines from in-demand designers eventually going to converge? Is it going to be a "thing" to buy from the designer dude department? Or do you think Rihanna and Angel Haze just both really wanted to wear Raf's womenswear line--you know, that little label called Dior--and settled for his men's instead?