Andrej Pejic Becomes Elle's First Trans Cover Model!
Written by Instinct Staff |
Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Grab something sturdy because there's tremendous ground-breaking on going on in the Elle empire! The fashion mag has unleashed the January 2013 cover of its Serbian edition starring none other than Andrej Pejic on the cover marking the first time a trans model has held such esteem at the publication.
The Daily Mail reports:
The controversial model, who has hit the catwalk dressed as both sexes, is the first transgender model ever to be on the cover of Elle.
Dressed entirely in Jean Paul Gautier, the shoot features Andrej as both a man and a woman.
Perhaps in a symbolic representation of his real life gender struggle, ‘female’ Andrej, dressed in black lacy lingerie and suspenders, wrestles with ‘male’ Andrej who wears a variety of dark suits.
Andrej, who has appeared in other high fashion magazines including French Vogue, is a muse of Jean Paul Gautier who provided all the clothing for the ground-breaking shoot.
The cover is made even more significant by its release in Serbia, the country Andrej fled as a refugee to Australia in 1999.
(Source and image: Daily Mail)