PHOTOS: Gay Classic “Querelle” Gets Fashion Makeover In “Harper’s Bazaar China”

1982’s Querelle — adapted from Jean Genet’s 1947 novel Querelle de Brest — starred Brad Davis as the infamous homme fatale Georges Querelle, a lascivious Belgian sailor who sleeps, steals and murders his way through Brest, France while there on shore leave.


It’s like On the Town without the songs and if Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra just gave into their passions and called it a gay. Querelle remains a classic today not only in the queer cinematic canon but as director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film.

Harper’s Bazaar China took a page and a still from Querelle for a stunning editorial shot by Feng Hai and styled by Wei Yang with model Tarik Lakehal slipping into the seaman’s high-waisted pants.
Tarik-Lakehal-Harpers-Bazaar-China-1Tarik-Lakehal-Harpers-Bazaar-China-8Tarik-Lakehal-Harpers-Bazaar-China-3Tarik-Lakehal-Harpers-Bazaar-China-7I could’ve used some more man-on-man action, but when can’t I? Check out more photos from the shoot at The Fashionisto.

Les Fabian Brathwaite — our lady of the showers. 

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