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Dress made with anti-LGBT country flags showcased by trans model Valentijn de Hingh

Valentijn de Hingh models dress made of anti-LGBT country flags.
Photo credit:
Valentijn de Hingh - Instagram

Transgender model Valentijn de Hingh wore a very special dress for a photo session inside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam over the weekend.

The gown is made up of country flags where homosexuality is currently illegal; 72 in all.

The Museum was host to EuroPride, the international event which celebrates gay pride in one select city each year, but represents many nations. 

De Hinh, 26, posted a picture of the photo shoot on Instagram.

“That little lady wearing the big dress is me,” she wrote. “Every country that changes its legislation will have its flag replaced by a rainbow flag. Let’s hope this dress will represent a patchwork of rainbows sooner rather than later.”

Dutch designer Mattijs van Bergen crafted the dress and the images were taken by Pieter Henke.

According to New Now Next, De Hinh started modeling in 2008, and is the first transgender ambassador for EuroPride.

She is also the first transgender model to have a contract with European IMG models.

“I dreamt of becoming a Disney princess,” de Hingh said in 2015. “I especially loved the character of Ariel, the little mermaid, who needed to change her body in order to change herself.”

Images courtesy of Valentijn de Hingh - Instagram