Pejic just walked in both mens and womenswear in the same show at Sao Paulo fashion week, closing Lino Villaventura’s spring show like the supermodel he’s fast becoming. He’s modeled for Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc by Marc Jacobs but, as MadeMe’s designer Erin Magee found out, he’s not above modeling for a super small New York label. (In fact, he showed up a half hour early to the shoot.)
Magee, 31, has been in fashion for nine years. She got her start working for Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones when he was at Umbro and still works full time managing production for Supreme. She’s been designing MadeMe, her passion project, on the side for the past four years (it’s sold at OAK and Colette). This year’s fall collection is comprised of just four pieces and Magee knew that Pejic had to be the one to model them.
“The clothes I make are quite androgynous anyway,” said Magee. “I do mens styles in a feminine fit so he was the perfect model for me.”
Magee even said she styled Pejic less feminine than he’d styled himself when he walked in for the shoot. “I think he dresses on his own a lot more feminine then i had him in the look book,” she said. “I just wanted to keep him natural and keep people guessing about him and the clothes–make them think, ‘Is this for women or is this for men?’”
So does Magee keep you guessing? Take a look at MadeMe’s fall collection, modeled by Pejic, shot at the Bowery hotel.
**All images courtesy MadeMe