When we heard the news that Andrej Pejic had been invited to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace we were so excited that we dusted down our book on royal protocol and made a few suggestions about how lovely androgynous Pejic might interpret the dress code ‘lounge suit/ day dress’. Would his feminine side take over on the day and result in a twinset and pearls, or would the Australian supermodel, who’s modelled both menswear and womenswear and most famously closed Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture show wearing a transparent marabou-trimmed bridal gown, go with his characteristic personal model off-duty uniform of leather leggings and a see-through top?
In the event, Andrej, who by all accounts is a very well brought up young man with lovely manners, and wouldn’t do anything to cause offence – wore the following ensemble according to NY magazine; ‘Paul Smith blazer, Issey Miyake shirt, vintage Versace pencil skirt, his mother's vintage eighties belt, and Toni Bianco shoes. Pejic tell us his ensemble was inspired by "Sharon Stone, with a little bit nineties." He continues: "I wanted to keep it chic and smart. I mixed a men's blazer with a leather pencil skirt to achieve the look."’
Our fashion jury verdict is – a resounding success. He looks modest and smart, but very beautiful. It reminds us of the time when we used to spend all our time watching Eddie Izzard videos, where he used to wear makeup and a colourful velvet suit and describe his style as ‘executive transvestite’. Perhaps Pejic is a fan too? We love the men’s blazer with slinky ‘80’s pencil skirt, and we love even more the fact that he bowed rather than curtsied to the monarch when they met. People always make a big deal when people like Lady Gaga and executive transvestite supermodels meet the queen, but in our assessment, there can’t be much old Queenie hasn’t seen before!
What else have humble celebrities and fashion folk worn to meet the Queen?
Shoe guru Tamara Mellon goes dotty and spotty with a floppy hat while designer Katharine Hamnett wears a statement hat!
Lady Gaga looks regal in latex Gareth Pugh and plenty of facepaint
Elle Macpherson leaves her leather trousers at home and plumps for a beige number and matching bag!