Electric Chapel by Adrian Joseph and Silvia Priscilla

A KALTBLUT exclusive menswear editorial. Photography by Silvia Priscilla. Art Direction, Casting and Styling by Adrian Joseph. Fashion by Of Atelier and Jose Raul. Models are Kevin Joel, Eggie Crespo, Albert Anthony, Gabriel Garcia at Meu Models. Hair and Make Up by Louis Angel. “Popular in America and Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century were transvestite male hustlers known as “fairies.” Some worked in all-fairy brothels and saloons, others worked in female brothels as exotic offerings for male clients, and still others worked the streets, either on their own strolls or on strips known to have a mixed menu of hustlers on display. In Electric Chapel we wanted to take from history and present this story shot in its entirety on the island of Puerto Rico, inside what used to be an old 1800’s Catholic Church. The important of the location in this scenario is that in this conservative island, just like many areas in the world toxic hyper masculinity is constantly celebrated while the beauty of the delicate, gentle and arousing boysh form is constantly frowned upon. The story follows Kevin (the model in green body suit as the head of the brothel and Eggie the one on the roof is the host.To the point that these muses and models rarely get the recognition locally they deserve since most of the industry is based on the early nineties macho look in models. In other words nobody is willing to cross gender roles due to the conservative island views and this I’ve heard personally from top designers. In a first and show of the times, top couturiers collaborated with me in this project by allowing the use of their female gowns and garments for the all male story for the first time in their career.” says Adrian Joseph

Gabriel wears custom Hector Omar shirt, vest and pants. Jewelry stylist own.

Eggie C. wears Cat Eye studded shades. Pearl necklace and Jose Raul designed black hooded wide leg jumpsuit.

Eggie C. wears Cat Eye studded shades. Pearl necklace and Jose Raul designed black hooded wide leg jumpsuit.

Eggie C. wears Cat Eye studded shades. Pearl necklace and Jose Raul designed black hooded wide leg jumpsuit.

Kevin wears Of Atelier Haute couture.

Kevin wears Of Atelier Haute couture.

Kevin wears Of Atelier Haute Couture in center. Clock wise, Eggie wears Of Atelier, Albert wears Jose Raul skirt and Gabriel wears Of Atelier.

Eggie wears Of Atelier garden gown accompanied by its tulle ruffled jacket.

Eggie wears Of Atelier garden gown accompanied by its tulle ruffled jacket.

Eggie wears Of Atelier garden gown accompanied by its tulle ruffled jacket.

Albert Anthony wearing Jose Raul flower bolero cropped jacket. White long skirt by Jose Raul

Albert Anthony wearing Jose Raul flower bolero cropped jacket. White long skirt by Jose Raul

Kevin wears jose Raul ruffle skirt. Pearls and jewelry courtesy of stylist.

Kevin wears jose Raul ruffle skirt. Pearls and jewelry courtesy of stylist.

Kevin Joel wears Of Atelier sequin, sheer bodysuit with tulle covered shoulder jacket.

Kevin Joel wears Of Atelier sequin, sheer bodysuit with tulle covered shoulder jacket.

Look 3. Gabriel wears Of Atelier flower sheer dress. Albert Anthony wears Jose Raul widows dream black dress

Gabriel wears custom Hector Omar shirt, vest and pants. Jewelry stylist own.

Photographer: Silvia Priscilla 
Art Direction, Casting + Styling: Adrian Joseph 
Styling Assistant: Hector Omar 
Hair and Make Up: Louis Angel 
Models: Kevin JoelEggie CrespoAlbert AnthonyGabriel Garcia at Meu Models 
Designers:
Jose Raul

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