Wednesday, November 3, 2010

In Vogue (and not much else): Andrej Pejic

vogue italia/z fashion blog via TFS
After his Vogue Paris debut in August, frockwriter hinted that upwardly mobile Australian model Andrej Pejic was due to appear in an equally prestigious international title. Well that title is Vogue Italia, for which Pejic (right, above) was shot by legendary lensman Steven Meisel alongside a stellar female cast - Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Iris Strubegger and Alla Kostromichova - in addition to two other male models with long hair and feminine features, Michael Tintiuc and Tomek Szczukiecki. Called Venus in Furs, the provocative editorial, which was styled by Karl Templer, depicts 19 year-old Pejic and co rolling around on a bed in a kind of androgynous Bacchanalian orgy wearing fur, leather boots and gauntlets - and not much else. A shot of Erichsen and Steiro made the cover (below). Go to the Z Fashion Blog to see the complete set. Tomorrow's launch of November Vogue Italia comes three days after the arrival of the December issue of Vogue Turkey, which also features a Pejic editorial. For the latter, Pejic was shot by Matthew Brookes alongside lookalike Czech model Jana Knauerov√°, who is styled as a boyish girl to Pejic’s girlish boy, in a story called, you guessed it, Androjen

Compatriot Catherine McNeil made the cover of Vogue Paris in early 2007, a matter of months after venturing overseas. Miranda Kerr and Abbey Lee Kershaw, of course, both now at the top of the industry, have been no strangers to the Vogue masthead this year. 

But frockwriter can't think of any other time that a new Australian model has been so heavily showcased in multiple international editions of the world's best-known fashion magazine brand in such a short space of time. Can you?


all images: steven meisel for vogue italia, scanned by z fashion blog


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