There has been no model in 2011 who has been quite as fascinating, as beautiful or as confusing as the genderbending superstar Andrej Pejic. The Australian-raised teenager, who models both men’s and women’s clothes – has rightfully claimed the title of Stylemaker of the Year by OUT Magazine, who describe him as “the embodiment of intersections”.
In an interview with New York Magazine in August, Pejic discussed the evolution of his personal style: “The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing..When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I never did drag or anything like that. It was always that I wanted to be pretty, to look beautiful, as a girl would want to.”
His prolific impact on the fashion world (and media at large) has seen him close the Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture show in a tulle-ensconced bridal gown, get voted FHM’s 98th sexiest woman in the world, and most recently receive an audience with the Queen of England as one of Australia’s most influential people.
“Let’s face it, we all love a good queen,” he told OUT. “I went for a ’90s Sharon Stone look. The palace was beautiful; I felt right at home.”
Our fascination for this guy is unwavering.