With debates surrounding modelsâ€™ size, skin color, and provenance showing little signs of waning, suffice it to say â€œdiversityâ€ remains the most fashionable of bywords these days.
Last month, Riccardo Tisci added another layer of buzz to the mix following the unveiling of his latest Mert and Marcus-helmed Givenchy advert for fall. The designerâ€™s fit model and longtime personal assistant, Lea T., was featured, alongside the likes of Joan Smalls and Mariacarla Boscono.
Leaâ€“lithe, delicate, and at least as striking as her peersâ€“also happens to be transgender. Her inclusion in Tisciâ€™s lineup shouldnâ€™t come as a surprise to anyone following sartorial or pop culture these days. In fact, signs point to faces (and bodies) like Lea T.â€™s becoming the wave of the future.
Fashionâ€™s current yen for androgyny, manifest in labels like Rad Hourani, Rick Owens (both stocked chez 4), and Tisciâ€™s Givenchy, has undoubtedly allowed for the blurring of lines once thought clearly demarcated.
On the publishing front, Candy, the just-launched magazine â€œdedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing, and androgyny, in all its manifestationsâ€ boasts photography from fashion heavyweights Bruce Weber, Tim Walker, and Terry Richardson.
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