Originally posted 2/24/11 on True Fashionista Now: . . . . . .Though the recently concluded New York Fashion Week, may not have included this name in its’ blasts of fashion headlines as yet, get ready for Andrej Pejic. This nineteen year old male model, of Serbian and Australian descent, has taken the European fashion world by storm for his androgynous appeal. His uniqueness is, he walks for both men and women’s shows and fans can’t get enough of him. He has catapulted into fashion stardom so fast, that Jean Paul Gaultier altered his whole F/W11-12 collection around him. Andrej has possibly even become Gaultier’s new muse because he was the chosen one to walk as the final bride for his show and even appears in campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier. We can see why the world loves him, because he exudes high glamour as a woman and strikes a pose so well as a man. Female models are threatened by him because in an economic recession era when fashion houses are looking to minimize costs, they can hire him to do both women and men’s shows and campaigns for their brands.
I originally posted this write-up on Andrej Pejic on 2/24/11, after I had read about him in January 2011 online and was hoping he would get a break in the upcoming F/W11 shows in NYC. He came, walked and hardly had any press but he’s back and looks like NYers are ready to embrace him, especially with his face on the cover of the fall issue of the New York Magazine. Looking forward to seeing you at the shows Andrej, I knew you were a True Fashionista Now.