A 19-year-old boy is giving the world’s most gorgeous female models a run for their money. Serbian male model Andrej Pejic, who walked the runway at the recent London and Milan fashion weeks, showcased women’s outfits by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.
Six feet two inches tall, with long blonde hair, a full pout, and a flat chest — his body is touted as the ideal female figure for the ramp. “I’m comfortable modelling for both (male and female wear). Although womenswear is more glamorous and exciting,” Pejic said in an interview to The New York Times.
The fashion world has gone gaga over him, with newssite Daily Beast calling him the “leader of a new gender fluidity in fashion”. Indian designers are also impressed by the teen. “While I may not really use a male model for my women’s wear line, what Pejic is doing is interesting and challenging,” says Gaurav Gupta. “He looks gorgeous, better than most women,” says Nida Mahmood.
But, Pejic has his share of critics. UK tabloid Daily Mail called him “fashion’s ultimate insult to women”, while the Daily Express put his popularity down to shock value.
He is a 19-year-old Serbian Australian model
He signed on with Storm modelling agency in February 2010
His first show was at the Paris Men’s Fashion Week, where he walked for designers such as Raf Simons and Paul Smith
At the London Fashion Week earlier this month, he showcased both men and women’s designs
In December 2010, he was named the new face of Marc by Marc Jacobs