The trans wave is on and you never know where it’s gonna hit next.
As told by The Independent:
American Vogue made history by featuring for the first time ever a transgender model in the glossy pages of its May issue.
Andreja Pejic was shot by legendary fashion photographerPatrick Demarchelier for a feature entitled “The New World”, which takes a wider issue into “Trans America” and the gender fluidity currently dominating the runways.
“If at the beginning of my career in the modelling industry or half way through it or even this time last year you told me that I would end up having a 4 page feature in American Vogue I would have probably told you ‘oh I dunno about that… So you can only imagine what I’m feeling right now,” wrote the 23-year-old transgender model on an Instagram post to announce her breakthrough appearance on the magazine.
Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and raised in Australia, Pejic has modelled as both a man and a woman before undergoing gender surgery. She first rose to fame in 2010 when former Paris Vogueeditor and founder of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld, featured her in a womenswear editorial shoot.
But her versatility has earned her a number of runways during fashion weeks for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, DKNY and Giles. She has equally fronted a number of campaigns. She’s been long represented by Storm agency, who also looks after Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, but now seems to be represented by The Society NYC.
Following this four-pages editorial in Vogue, Pejic has been confirmed for Giles Deacon’s show later this year and has also landed a beauty campaign for Make Up For Ever, being the first trans-model to score a major cosmetics contract.
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