[BROTP: Franziska Gottwald (Sesto) and Adriana Bastidis Gamboa (Annio) in Uwe-Eric Laufenberg’s production of Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” for Opera Cologne, Cologne 2011]
Fine, the suits could be fitted differently, but bonus points for the tie knots and the cuff-and-wrist-shot in classic White Shirt slouch pose (uh, do White Shirts slouch?).
And apropos wrists: Over a decade ago, a femme-identified lesbian (her self-label) talked to me about what she would find the most attractive in a woman, and her first, sponaneous reply was, “subtly muscled forearms.”
It’s a reply I’ve never forgotten, and I doubt I ever will.
[Franziska Gottwald (Sesto) in a pose (and polo) that would make ‘Fairbanks’ an apt last name for Sesto. – Cologne 2011]