Your physician is correct. None of this is new.
Add to that, many of the things considered feminine today were created by both genders but for men initially. Men donned powdered wigs, overdresses and make up. Mascara was created to hide gray in the eye brows and to extend lashes to inspire a more youthful appearance. Heels on boots aided in mounting a steed but then became everyday wear on boots and eventually ordinary shoes.
If you opt to go back further in history, The Watchers came to the earth and taught earth women the art of cosmetics. Or, depending on the variant you wish, the Greek gods also taught earth women to coif and apply make up.
Pick your storyline or path as you like – they all end up at a similar destination.