Allan Amato’s Crossdressing Party Portraits

Issue 01 contributor/photographer Taslimur and Ash

Last Thursday, Coilhouse staff photographer Allan Amato threw a crossdressing party at his studio/loft. For various reasons we ourselves couldn’t make it, and now that we’re seeing the party photos from that night, we’re twice as sad that we weren’t there. To me, these spontaneous, messy party photos are just as powerful as Allan’s most pristine, carefully-composed fashion masterpieces. This series, intended to be only a private gallery for the party attendees until I begged him to let me post it here, is honestly one of my favorite things that Allan’s ever done.

Click after the cut for lots and lots more photos. I identified people where I could, but wasn’t sure of everyone’s name. If you were there, identify yourself in the comments!

Allan Amato, wearing Skingraft

Billy Vahan of Antiseptic Fashion

Taslimur again!

23 Responses to “Allan Amato’s Crossdressing Party Portraits”

  1. Jerem Morrow Says:

    What a seemingly swell time!

    Pun fully intended!

  2. Ms Constantine Says:

    Wow! absolutely stunning.

  3. Beth Says:

    Erm… more?

    No seriously. MORE.

    (Thankyou for sharing an inspirationally awesome and thoroughly stimulating partay!)

  4. Vivacious G Says:

    Sigh. Love his work. I see good faces, hair…

  5. Antiseptic Fashion Says:

    so hot right now.

  6. one little simitopian Says:

    Jesus! If these are mere party Happy Snaps, I’d love to see what he does when he actually plans out a shoot! Amazing!

  7. Scott Says:

    What alarmingly attractive friends you have! And a set-decorated loft as well.

    Looks like a swell time indeed.

  8. Daniel Says:

    I absolutly adore the second photo! Theyr all amazing

  9. rickie Says:

    man, i wish i had been invited to that party! looks so fun. :)

  10. V1 Says:

    Those purple leopard tights just made my day!

    I must have them.

  11. christiane Says:

    haha. Taz looks awesome in drag!

  12. Tequila Says:

    Haha…the expressions are priceless.

  13. lucinda lee Says:

    Isn’t the guy in the crimson dress one of the ribiat boys from cinema strange/deadfly ensemble?

  14. q gauti Says:

    daniel, i much prefer you in a dress!

  15. Alexandra Mathews Says:

    Just wanted to identify some of the people in these photos:

    In photo # two (and others) myself, Alexandra Mathews MM#233299

    In photo # four, the crimson velvet clad beaut is Yellow Strange MM#799357

    In the second to the last photo is the lovely Miss Alyssa Renee of Blacklickorish Latex MM#202582.

    A jolly good time indeed. Cheers xx

  16. Nadya Says:

    Oh man, I can’t believe I didn’t recognize Alyssa!

    Thanks for ID’ing people, Alexandra. Good job on your outfit, btw – overall I think the boys tried harder with the crossdressing than the girls here, but you were the outstanding exception. Love the thick eyebrows. Kudos.

  17. Rabia Says:

    Igh, I am lusting after that Skingraft skirt. Damn living in the UK. Some absolutely fantastic photos there, especially the last one.

  18. taslimur Says:

    Where the rated X photos are I wonder. heheheheheheh

  19. Alexandra Mathews Says:


    No worries =) Billy was kind enough to let me borrow his three-piece suit and in exchange I lent him my dilapidated red wig.

    Thank you for the compliments, you are too kind.


  20. Beth Says:

    taslimur – YES!

  21. Fausty Says:

    Do tell, who is the canine participant. She’s a Dane, yes? More biographical details?

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  23. Anon Says:

    These pictures are so amazing :D

    you are all so beautiful :)