MARC’S NEW MAN: Since the fashion industry first began asking “Who’s the blonde girl?” at the Paris men’s shows in June, 19-year-old Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic has emerged as a poster boy for fashion androgyny. His long, platinum blonde hair and feminine features caught the attention of, among others, Steven Meisel and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who cast him in spreads for French and Italian Vogue, teaming him up with Daphne Groeneveld, Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Iris Strubegger and Givenchy’s transgender muse Lea T. Jean Paul Gaultier not only booked Pejic for his spring 2011 men’s show, he also cast him in his spring ad campaign alongside Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova — who posted a photo of herself and Pejic from the shoot last week on Facebook, both sporting matching women’s trenchcoats. Now it looks like Marc Jacobs may also be going the guess-the-gender route for his Marc by Marc Jacobs spring campaign. Pejic recently returned from shooting the ads in Marrakech with Juergen Teller alongside look-alike Latvian (female) model Ginta Lapina. Born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pejic and his family fled the war-torn region in the Nineties before settling as refugees in Melbourne, Australia.
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