He really is a laydee: David Walliams shows his feminine side in photoshoot

Little Britain star David Walliams often dresses as a woman in the TV show, but he's now dressing up as a woman for a strange photoshoot...

He really is a laydee: David Walliams shows his feminine side in a startling photoshoot

By Daily Mail Reporter
08th October 2008
Daily Mail

David Walliams is no stranger to cross-dressing, having appeared in many frou frou dresses to play Eddie 'Emily' Howard in Little Britain.

And now the comedian has taken his love for ladies' clothes one step further as he poses in a high fashion shoot for a magazine.

While few would disagree the Little Britain star is really working his 'catalogue model' style poses, his attempts to look like a 'laydee' are severely diminished by his hairy legs.

Nice dress, shame about the legs: David Walliams goes for the feminine look in a salmon *****bow mini dress

In one humorous shot, David gives a seductive look at the camera as he sits on an antique chair dressed in a Stella McCartney, salmon mini-dress.

His look is completed with patent killer heels, given an extra sparkle with feathered bows hanging off the ankle.

In another shot, David contrasts his muscly arms and back with a strapless ballgown in a spectacular bid to look feminine.

Corset it fits me: David looks ready for the ball in this sweeping pink floral gown

Dressed in a corset and Vivienne Westwood floral skirt, David's 6ft 3 height is given an extra boost as he stands on a chair to allow his netted underskirt to flow to the floor.

While a majority of the shots were taken inside, brave David brought his feminine fashion outside for one shot as he struck a pose in a Vivienne Westwood black and brown dress, a fascinator on his head and a cigarette holder protruding from his mouth and a Chanel bag on his arm.

Standing outside a Chanel boutique, David aped the style of a Sloane Ranger out on a shopping spree in Knightsbridge.

Sloane Ranger: The actor looks chic and elegant in a Carrie Bradshaw style outfit outside a Chanel boutique

Frock shock: David shows a lot of leg in a tent-like polka dot creation

The 37-year-old wore the series of stylish ensembles to promote his new children's book The Boy In A Dress for an interview with Parade magazine.

David Walliams and co-star Michael Gambon are starring in Harold Pinter play No Man's Land

The book is written by David and narrated by Quentin Blake.

It tells the story of a young boy called Dennis who likes to dress in women's clothes and his bid to be accepted by his peers.

Describing his opinion of cross-dressing, David said: 'I didn't want it to be seen purely as a metaphor for that, but... the truth about... transvestites.

'The truth is that it doesn't really mean you're gay. As anyone who has watched Kilroy, and seen transvestite truckers and soldiers being interviewed next to their long-suffering wives, will know.'

Walliams is currently starring onstage in a new West End production of Harold Pinter play No Man's Land which previewed last night.

An experience he admits, he initially found disconcerting when he first turned up for rehearsals.

'I thought, I donít really know what the rules are. Are we allowed to go and have a cup of tea when we want?

'Do we have to ask the director when we need to go the toilet?'

He needn't have worried, Evening Standard critic Nicholas De Jongh called his performance in the show 'dazzling'.

He attended the after-party with co-star Michael Gambon last night.

Reach out: David does a catalogue model classic - gazing into the distance

I find it interesting how some men can pull the cross dressing comedy off SO well, such as David Williams, while other fall completely flat and just grate the nerves, like Gavin Crawford.

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