Monday, May 30, 2011

Androgynous beauty.

Photo from here.

"She is the Boy and He is the Girl" 
photos by Michelle Du Xuan for Carbon Copy.

I just discovered the most beautiful, androgynous creature. Andrej Pejic is a 19 year old model that has rapidly become a muse for major designers and who models both menswear and womenswear. Sadly I heard about him because a photo of him on the cover of Dossier Journal has created some controversy. Here it is:

This photo by Collier Schorr and the controversy story found here.

Some retailers want the cover of the magazine to be covered up (like a porno magazine would be) because of Andrej's feminine looks. To me, that approach is absurd and simplistic but raises some interesting questions. Why do "manly" men are expected to show their muscles while Andrej's body is not acceptable? And even further, why can men expose their torsos while females can't? It is complicated and unfair. I look forwards Bitch Magazine's take on the whole issue (if you have not read Bitch you should!).

For now, I am glad someone like him is out there to make the world more interesting and beautiful.

And of course I will but that issue of Dossier (with the added bonus of a David Lynch article!).

9/16/11 UPDATE. New York Magazine has an interesting article about Andrej. As it turns out, he is not only beautiful. but has a great sense of humor.

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