Androgynous supermodel Andrej Pejic has snagged an invitation to Buckingham Palace on October 13th to meet the Queen. AMAZING. The Queen has invited luminaries from the Australian fashion industry to join her for a special reception at Buck House, six days before she sets off for a tour of Oz. But what, we wonder, will the gorgeous Pejic wear to such an auspicious occasion?
Crucially, the reception is an evening affair (6pm start) and a dress code of ‘Lounge Suit / Day Dress’ is on the invite, though Buckingham Palace press officer Marnie Gaffney told frockwriter that the dress code ‘is for guidance only and guests are welcome to wear whatever they feel comfortable in.’ Good good.
So – Pejic’s off-duty wardrobe tends to consist of sexily androgynous separates – legging-tight trousers and jeans, black leather, a touch of sparkle and tight tux jackets. Which is all very well and good, but what we’d really like to see him don is a Middleton-esque pearls and shift. Unlikely, granted. But potentially amazing.
But what mistakes have others made when meeting the Queen?
Wearing the same as the Queen.
As evidenced by Michelle Obama here with matchy-matchy florals last year. LOOK at the Queen’s face. NOT a happy bunny.
Wearing the same as the Queen 2.0.
Michelle! FFS, not again. Those forced smiles say it all.
Too much boob:
As demonstrated by Miley Cyrus (admittedly, this is unlikely for Andrej, what with his not having boobs) but generally speaking, too much chest exposure for both men and women, is a no no.
We loved this; Lady Gaga gave a master class in simultaneously being appropriate and her usual bonkers self in 2009 when she donned this scarlet rubber number. (Theatrical curtsey optional).
- Alex Butt