Saturday, July 31, 2010

Andrej Pejic – the new face of androgyny

You may think he’s a girl. I thought that too! In fact the first thing that came into my mind when I saw Andrej picture was: “What an exquisitely beautiful girl!”.
Then I saw another picture with him fully clothed and kind of noticed the absence of boobs (that should have been a sign :), but I still happily said to myself “She has no boobs so there is still justice in this world”.
 In the third picture he was shirtless and still I said “Who’s the brilliant moron that photoshoped Cindy’s Crawford face on a male body?”.
Now, before you think I’m a complete moron myself just take a minute and admit he resembles a young, blonde Cindy Crawford.

I don’t even know if calling Andrej Pejic androgynous is correct as I think he takes the term to another level. And yes, he’s an 18 years old he, originally from Melbourne, Australia. He made quite an impression on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2011 menswear show in Paris and then on John Galliano's show and I can see why. I predict he’ll be huge in the future :)))).


I also found this interview with him and from his answers I can tell he’s pretty smart too although I lost all objectivity when he said he likes Skins, Asia and the 80’s and dislikes snobbism and tights that look like denim. Perfectly reasonable, I know!
Photos Source – collages made by me!

Poate credeti ca cel din pozele de mai sus este o fata - si eu am crezut exact acelasi lucru! De fapt primul lucru care mi-a trecut prin cap cand i-am vazut fotografia a fost: “Cat de incredibil de frumoasa este fata aceasta!”. Apoi am vazut o fotografie in care parea ca nu are sani mai deloc, lucru care trebuia sa-mi dea oarecum de gandit, dar care m-a facut decat sa exclam satisfacuta: "Inca mai exista dreptate in aceasta lume!”. In cea de-a treia fotografie nu avea camasa deloc si primul gand care s-a materializat in capul meu a fost, evident: “Cine-i tampitul genial care a photoshopat capul lui Cindy Crawford pe corpul unui baiat?" Inainte de a ma cataloga si pe mine ca fiind usor tampita, va rog sa contemplati colajul pe care il prezint ca argument in apararea mea.



In concluzie “ea” este de fapt modelul de origine australiana Andrej Pejic (18 ani) care a facut senzatie pe podiumul colectiilor de primavara/vara 2011 semnate Jean Paul Gaultier si John Galliano si pe buna dreptate. Nici nu stiu daca am dreptate cand spun ca Andrej Pejic este andorgin de vreme ce nu m-am intrebat nicio clipa daca este baiat, initial nu exista in mintea mea nicio indoiala ca este fata. In orice caz acesta este momentul perfect pentru androginitate si cred ca Andrej este cu adevarat uimitor si va avea succes din ce in ce mai mare in viitor ca model.

Mai sus aveti si un interviu in engleza cu Andrej Pejic pe care l-am gasit in etapa de cercetare pentru acest articol din care am tras concluzia ca este si destul de istet. Obiectivitatea mea s-a dus pe apa sambetei cand am citit ca-i plac anii 80, Asia si Skins si ca uraste snobismul si blugii-colanti!

Would you have ever figured out he’s a boy without the rest of the photos and text? Do you think he looks like Cindy or I’m the only crazy one?

Soundtrack: Azi ascut Garbage - Androgyny !

8 comentarii :

Krimly said...

I couldn't answer you before because I went on holiday! Thanks so much for your comments, they made me so happy! :)

btw, great photos!

xoxo
My Cherry Gum

Eszter said...

wow, this is a great post. this just blew my mind. but I think it's all in the angles they take the pictures in, the photographer knows how to make him look like a her and then not so much...great pics, though and you are right, androgyny does not begin to cover it

Alice in vintageland said...

:)Thanks

Nausica said...

Off topic: Alice, looks like we are crazy about the same stuff... Dexter, I saw you like Mad Men (which I'm mad about!)... I read your favourite book list and I couldn't believe my eyes! It's like I wrote it!:)

Iulia said...

Sprancenele mi se par mult prea negre, iar ea mult prea blonda. Nu e o alegere tocmai fericita! In rest, e misto tipa :).

sojourned in style said...

wow! he totally looks like a girl, and a beautful one at that,he takes amazing photos!

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Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

O! That is the best title, I too was shocked to read that he's a boy. I think that the neck's the only part that gives it away, otherwise he for sure has more feminine features than male ones. Still a very good model!

xx,
I

Ivana Split said...

to me he sometimes looks more like a beautiful boy, then a girl...depending on a photo...he can certainly pass of as a girl...but still lots of young Slavs have that kind of angelic beauty... sometimes to the point it's hard to guess their gender.

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