Although Florence seems a timeless city, styles change rapidly in tune with changes in culture. The latest cultural shift has to do with gender. Womenswear has long taken inspiration from menswear. But men are now turning the tables and doing some gender bending of their own. This trend, which began with the avant-garde designers, has now filtered through the beauty industry. With models looking ever more androgynous, fashion seems to be aiming for ‘gender-free’ status.