Givenchy's surprising choice of model!

10 May 2010

Fashwan’s most very elegant and romantic label, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s new ads are not only GWORGASS with a capital G, but involve an intiguing twistette, modelwise. Apparently, along with models Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Ming Xi, Catherine McNeil, and Malgosia Bela, Mr Tisci has cast his close friend, PA and sometime fit model Lea T.

Oh yes, and Lea used to be a Leo (!) Can you tell which one it is?* We think she looks loverly AND might we add, indistinguishable from the other girlies, so gamine and young and twiggish they are, in the ads shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Riccardo Tisci chose his longtime personal assistant, former fit model and transgender friend, Lea T, for his fall 2010 Givenchy campaign. Said the designer on his friend and muse, “She’s always been very feminine: superfragile, very aristocratic,” Tisci enthused “She’s part of the family,” he said, noting that Lea is training for a new career, -in veterinary medicine in Milan and will eventually exchange fierce fashion for furry animals. Good luck Lea!

PS - Does this news remind you of androgynous sensation Martin Cohn? With his peroxide locks and snake-hipped figure he gets booked for womenswear AND menswear jobs AND is constantly flagged down in the street to be snapped by street style bloggers? We say - two is a coincidence, three's a trend so who'll be next?

*Second from the right!



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