SAO PAULO--Outside the fashion world, folks aren't quite sure what to make of androgynous male model Andrej Pejic. Borders and Barnes & Nobles censored his topless cover for Dossier Journal, and men's mag FHM appallingly referred to him as a "thing" when listing the in-demand model as number 98 on their "Hot 100 Women" list.
Thankfully, within the fashion world, Pejic is accepted and in demand. He's served as muse to Jean Paul Gaultier, landed Marc by Marc Jacob's spring campaign, and been featured in numerous high fashion editorials. Last night, at Brazilian designer Lino Villaventura's spring 2012 show in Sao Paulo, he proved he is also a catwalk star. Pejic walked twice: first in menswear, and then he closed the show in women's evening wear--holding the packed room rapt as he vogued at the end of the runway. From my seat below the photographer's pit, I could see that Pejic was trembling a bit even as he nailed pose after pose at the end of the runway.
Watch Pejic do his thing.