Upon stumbling across a preview of Jean Paul Gaultier's new spring ad campaign, I thought to myself, "Oh, maybe 2011 is the year of the girl kiss." Two gorgeous blondes in trenches and fishnets, one of which is supermodel veteran Karolina Korkova and a lovely newcomer a bit reminiscent of Lily Donaldson. Further researched revealed a jaw-dropping revellation about the new model: it's a boy.
If you haven't already noticed, I'm a huge fan of androgyny. Maybe I'm behind on this, but model Andrej Pejic who is of Croatian and Serbain is an absolute stunner for both genders and is leaving me gawking. I could not believe it. With classically feminine facial features like high cheekbones, pouty lips, rounded forehead and wide-set eyes, Pejic could completely pass under the radar on womenwear runways. Full breasts and butts rarely make appearances even on the female models, so very few would be left suspicious. It's only natural that designer Jean-Paul Gaultier champion Pejic, as he was the first to create skirts for men in the 80's. Gaultier put the androgyn in his spring 2010 menswear shows to everyone's confusion: "who is that blonde girl?"
Jean Paul Gaultier menswear spring 2010
More unbelievable photos after the jump:
This past Paris couture week, Gaultier used Pejic in his punk-infused cabaret-inspired womenswear show, having the male model wear his sheer bridal design. For anyone in the audience who recognized Pejic, you know they were squinting looking for a tuck.
I'm at a loss for words, so here are some more mind-blowing photos for y'all.
UPDATE 2/13/11 - Rihanna wore this dress to the 2011 Grammys. Her tuck looked great.