How a ‘Gender Capitalist’ Became a Supermodel

Rain Dove began her career in a men’s underwear campaign.

July 25, 2017 11:05 am

Standing at 6 feet 1 inch tall — and that’s without heels — Rain Dove is strikingly handsome. The Vermont native is steadily gaining notoriety after dominating the runway (and New York Fashion Week) for years now, representing top brands like Calvin Klein, H&M and French haute couture designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

But what makes Dove unique is that she has represented these brands wearing both menswear and womenswear. A self-described “gender capitalist,” she is increasingly looked to as a trailblazer in the fashion world who doesn’t subscribe to the rigid beauty standards rife in the industry.

In fact, she’s reinventing them. Appearing in magazines that span from W to Vogue to Elle, take a look at Rain’s story and hear her perspective on where gender in the fashion industry is headed.

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