Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boy or Girl?

Does it really matter whether we are boys or girls? Andrej Pejic is a 19-year-old Serbian-Australian model  who recently did the spring 2011 Marc by Marc Jacobs, as well as Gaultier, shows.He has also done numerous editorial shoots with leading fashion photographers for i-D magazine, WWD Japan, Vogue Paris, and Zeit Magazine.

He has been very successful as a 'female' model, but says when asked whether he'd have a sex change, "Yes, if I was offered a Victoria's Secret contract. You'd have to, wouldn't you. I couldn't imagine doing it any other way. But, at this point I'm comfortable with who I am now."

So if it doesn't matter to some fashion photographers and designers that Andrej is actually a 'boy', should we care about whether someone is a boy or a girl? And should this influence us in the choices we make and should it ever determine how we treat people?

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