Andrej Pejic on Jean Paul Gaultier's catwalk in 2011
Grazia Daily first fell for the he-babe charms of Andrej Pejic when he popped up in the Spring Summer 2011 campaign for Marc by Marc Jacobs this time last year. We've since been enthralled by the gorgeously androgynous model as he graces both mens and womenswear catwalks, models bras and wears pencil skirts to meet the Queen. Then last month, Jean Paul Gaultier revealed Andrej's razor-sharp cheekbones have been signed up for the designer's new male fragrance campaign and we were intrigued...
'What I should say is that he has a role,' the designer cryptically revealed to Fashionista at a New York gala this weekend. And it's an 'important' role that sees Andrej as part of a threesome. Ooh err, will he be snogging Karolina Kurkova again?
Given the opportunity to gush about his new muse, JPG said: 'He is quite beautiful and incredible. I think he has something, like, everybody can recognise his beauty.' And for the record, Andrej is NOT a drag queen OR a transvestite, but 'a modern woman boy of today.' As opposed to those lady boys of yore, right?
Jean Paul Gaultier with Coco Rocha and Hannelore Knuts at the Lycee Francais de New York gala
At the swanky Lycee Francais soiree, Monsieur Gaultier was honoured for his leadership in the arts so unsurprisingly, he was in a jolly, chatty mood. And next to receive his words of praise? The Americans. 'There is a type of very modern woman, like simple, but nice and efficient,' he told Stylelist of the American look. 'It's like Halston's style. In France, sometimes, there is the problem that they don't want to be seen.'
And he doesn't stop there. 'Honestly, in France, where the women are supposed to be the most elegant, I never saw it. Maybe because there were the fashion houses there a long time ago with the haute couture that there is that reputation? Maybe there are still the houses that do good collections of clothes? But, the women in Paris? The Parisian? It is a long time ago. That doesn't exist anymore.' Blimey!