Andrej Pejic for Viva! Moda Spring 2011 by Marcin Tyszka

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Viva! AndrejViva! Moda is the latest glossy to feature androgynous model Andrej Pejic, and the Polish publication takes its inspiration from seventies glam rock for a dynamic studio shoot lensed by Marcin Tyszka. Outfitted by Agnieszka Scibior, Andrej dons a wardrobe of faded denim, leather and cropped pants.

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  • Anonymous

    I usually find him completely asexual (whether as a man or as an ‘andro woman’) but that first photo totally does it for me.

  • Anonymous

    I usually find him completely asexual (whether as a man or as an ‘andro woman’) but that first photo totally does it for me.

  • Aisha del Trana

    Gorgeous!! The styling is so rough and edgy, yet highly wearable. There is no model more of the moment than Andrej – beautiful, blonde, and has traits akin to everyone.

  • http://www.cagedwonder.blogspot.com The Minx

    yeah he’s a beautiful girl…but he’s also a pretty foxy guy :)

  • http://www.cagedwonder.blogspot.com The Minx

    yeah he’s a beautiful girl…but he’s also a pretty foxy guy :)

  • Khiry

    This is good! What a beauty! He is getting better & better. (Also reminds me a bit of Anabela Belikova & Rasa Zukauskaite, but nonetheless, unique.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QAFKLKSBBZGTO6OZMZ374W6YZ4 William

    Super shoot! Second and last shot does it all for me.

  • dsp089

    so… is he a guy or is she a chick?

  • dsp089

    so… is he a guy or is she a chick?

  • Dxade

    it’s stuff like this in fashion that reminds outsiders how trivial and stupid the fashion industry can sometimes be.
    their celebrating a man who looks like a woman? as if it’s some kind of miracle, trying so desperately to cause controversy…
    …when in fact it’s just a man who is still a boy.

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • jen

      how do you know, you dont know this person or their medical history its very likely that there are other physical reasons for his appearance than just delayed development and he does look like a beatiful girl i think you have to be blind no to see that, as cute as they are young boys dont usually look like beautiful girls which makes this a novelty for sure. Now ofcurse the fashion industry just like every other industry in the world does use people, and is using him, to profit

    • http://www.facebook.com/jinmunsuen Jin Suen

      The fashion industry tries to open close-mindedness. At least that’s what I believe. There are gays, bis, transsexuals in this world. They make up 20% of the population, while androgyny isn’t necessarily to do with homosexuality etc, it still goes to show that some people still can’t accept things that others were simply born with. That model is by far the most feminine man I’ve ever seen, it probably opens up a lot of eyes, why effeminate men SHOULDN’T be treated badly. Because, honestly, they are. They’re labeled ‘weak’ and ‘gay’ for looking this way. This may not be a new thing, but it’s been put in a positive light with good reason.

  • 123

    i like the styling.

    this is kind of a notch above all the other andrej-stories. for once, they’re doing androgyny as androgyny. so sick of seeing every other magazine putting him in a dress and calling it androgyny, when it’s really just called cross-dressing.

  • 123

    i like the styling.

    this is kind of a notch above all the other andrej-stories. for once, they’re doing androgyny as androgyny. so sick of seeing every other magazine putting him in a dress and calling it androgyny, when it’s really just called cross-dressing.

  • kinulka

    yeah the syling is great, I really like it, especially the photo with the gray sweater.

  • kinulka

    yeah the syling is great, I really like it, especially the photo with the gray sweater.

  • kinulka

    in case anyone wanted to know, here’s the translation of some of the quotes above: ” I wear men’s as well as women’s clothes, however, it is much easier to look good in women’s clothes.” and ”I think that the fashion world has seen really a lot (…) They’ve wanted something different, new, like me. They need new toys to play. ”

  • Gav

    Beautiful…confusing…beautiful

  • Kyarathakewlest

    I don’t know how I feel about this. The styling is great, but a man wearing women’s clothing doesn’t make me want to buy/wear them. Just my opinion.

    • Rowan

      Those are not womens clothes. They are mens.

  • Shaghayeghaz

    uni sex

  • Shaghayeghaz

    uni sex

  • http://www.facebook.com/TurboCity Jabari Turbocity Holmes

    B.S. gimmicks.

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  • Anon

    Hey I translated the “Q&A” part of the interview (page 2). I have to improve my Polish skills anyway so I thought this would be fun. Hope you enjoy.

    -Do you like to model?
    Yes, very much. Modeling is one of the most creative jobs I’ve undertaken.

    -And do you prefer modeling like a female or like a male?
    I prefer modeling like a human being with a brain. Sometimes only like a donkey [fool?]. :) Now I already know what they require of me. Modeling like a female, I am sexy and sensual. Like a male I am tougher.

    -What was your reaction like when for the first time you were asked to model like a female?
    It seemed completely natural to me.

    -Do you feel more like a man or a woman?
    At times I feel more like a woman, other times like a man. Certainly most people now see me like a woman. Now this no longer bothers me and I feel good about it. I wear both women’s and men’s clothes, but it’s much easier to look good in women’s clothes. Also, men’s clothes are much more expensive.

    -Do you wear dresses every day?
    When I look good in them – I don’t have a problem with it. I also wear high heels.

    -Do you wear makeup?
    Not really, I’m not a drag queen. I don’t want to look unnatural, I prefer to be myself. If at all, I put on makeup only at night.

    -Where did you get the idea for silver fingernails and green hair?
    I flew in for your session straight from New York, these nails and greenish hair are the remnants of the Jeremy Scott show.

    -Have you ever thought of getting plastic surgery?
    Yes, I’ve thought of it…

    -You are very skinny. Are you on any special diet?
    I eat beans and do pilates.

    -When did you start getting interested in fashion?
    Quite early. I read fashion magazines and I liked to go shopping, but I never thought of a modeling career.

    -How did your experience with modeling start?
    At a vegetable market, an agent from a modeling agency caught me and proposed that I sign a contract.

    -When did you discover in yourself a female element?
    When I was still a small boy, I was very interested in my mother’s wardrobe. As long as you are a child, everyone thinks that this is sweet. However when I started to grow up, I noticed that there is a clear line between being a woman and being a man.

    -And your interest in your mother’s wardrobe wasn’t so sweet anymore?
    Yes. This was no longer normal, that I dressed up as a girl and played with dolls. When I was around 10 years old, I did everything to behave like a normal boy, but this was very hard.

    -And now you do this with impunity, you walk in women’s and men’s shows. Do you remember your first women’s show?
    It was some show in Australia, but the first serious one was for Gaultier in Paris in haute couture.

    -Is there some difference between women’s and men’s shows?
    Women’s are much more demanding. You have to pay attention to how you walk, how you move. For men’s you just walk and you don’t think about it.

    -Being a man is simpler?
    When it comes to fashion – yes.

    -How do other models react to you?
    They are very friendly. Maybe not like my best friend, but they’re not mean.

    -Can you remember any moments when you didn’t feel comfortable with your unusual look?
    I don’t see my look as unusual – that opinion is according to me very exaggerated. I felt uncomfortable only when I couldn’t live in accordance with myself, only with a social role that was forced on me.

    -There are some people that tend to be embarrassed by your feminine look. What would you like to say to them?
    Actually I don’t resent them for that, how they perceive me. For every person, the environment that surrounds them has a very big impact. The best method for eliminating these prejudices is educating the public on the scope of political history, economics, and science. These kinds of limited opinions can divide us and block our way to a better future.

    -What impact on your career did your success with female shows have?
    I think that this had a very big effect on my career in general. There are areas of fashion to which only females have access – being in Vogue means only good things.

    -You are considered an icon of androgynous style. Do you think that the fashion world is aiming for this, to unify genders?
    Fashion is a powerful industry and when we observe some new change in what is going on with it, it is usually dictated only so clothes can sell well. Of course fashion also has its artistic side. I think that through uncovering the androgynous style that artistic aspect of fashion reveals itself and doesn’t directly change the value of the sexes.

    -Your success in the fashion world means traveling around the entire world, working with the best in the business. How have these experiences affected your perception of beauty and sexuality?
    I admit that work in this business changed my perception of beauty. People that once seemed to me to be icons of beauty, are now not according to me that attractive. And on the other hand, those I once thought looked odd, now seem to me very interesting. The greatest human achievements come from intelligence and creativity, and not external
    appearance, so overall the importance I attribute the exterior has not changed.

    -What do you this is the secret to your success?
    I think simply that the fashion world has already seen very much and the business was bored with simple arrangements. They wanted something different, new, like me. They need new toys to play with.

    -You are very busy. Do you have time to go out at night with your friends?
    Like every young person, I go out to parties. I go together with my friends to clubs, to concerts.

    -If you were to be a rock star, then who would you want to be?
    I think Pete Burns.

    -What do you think of Lady Gaga?
    Well, her songs could be a little more intelligent. But I think that, with what she creates, and I have in mind her music and visage, she is able to take the best of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and put that into a very cool whole. I respect her for her creativity.

    -When you are at the club, in high heels, and some guy offers you a drink, when do you tell him that you’re a man?
    I’ve gotten many drinks, but I’ve never gone home with anyone who didn’t know that I was a man. I noticed that for most people this isn’t a problem – they just buy me another drink.

    -You don’t feel offended when another man picks you up?
    No, as long as everything is within the bounds of good taste.

    -And are you interested in women or men?
    Let me put it this way: for me love doesn’t have barriers…

    -Are you religious?
    No, I’m an atheist and a materialist…

    -Thank you for the conversation. #

    Picture caption: “When in June 2010 he walked in men’s shows in London and Paris, everonye around asked: ‘Who is that blond girl?’”

  • Anon

    I did page 1 (the intro) now as well, not as fun as the interview in my opinion. Enjoy. :)

    Pejic is the hottest name in the fashion business of the last few months. From fall of last year, when he signed a contract with the agency Storm Models, the career of this Serbian-born, Australian-dwelling, half-Serbian half-Croatian took on a dizzying pace. When in June 2010 he walked in men’s shows in London and Paris, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, and John Galliano, everyone around asked: “Who is that blond girl?” JPG [Jean Paul Gaultier] decided to cast this versatile model in the spring campaign together with Czech top model Karolina Kurkova. The male and female model dressed the same looked equally feminine. Andrej also interested Marc Jacobs – in fall with a similar concept he appeared in Marc’s campaign Marc by Marc Jacobs. He proved to be equally inspiring for fashion editors and the biggest photographers. In spring’s Vogue Paris he appeared in an editorial by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with styling by Carine Roitfeld, in November’s Italian Vogue he stood in front of the lens of Steven Meisel, and on the cover of the February edition of Zeit Magazine Juergen Teller photographed him. In January he appeared in a haute couture JPG show, which officially signalled the beginning of the era of androgynous, versatile fashion!

    We met in the biggest photography studio in London. Punctually at 9:00 am in the doors of the Spring Studio L/J he stood – Andrej Pejic. In skinny pants and a short red fur coat he looked like an eccentric rock star. However, long white hair with greenish tips, silver fingernails, and a face of extremely delicate features made him look like an extraterrestrial. Although before the session we wondered how this androgynous sensation of the world’s catwalks would prove in person, when he appeared at the session, we immediately understood why designers put him in both men’s and women’s shows. He behaved like a normal boy, but his countenance was in equal measures masculine and feminine. We worked very efficiently and quickly, and in short breaks between photos we were able to talk with Andrej.

    3, 2, 1, go!

  • Anon

    D’oh. Marc Jacobs show – spring. Vogue magazine Paris – September. I’m not good with dates.

  • Johanna

    He is so hot!!!!!! I love him!