Andrej Pejic on the Cover of ELLE – Double Standard?
|January 9, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
As you may have already heard, fashion blogosphere, Andrej Pejic made it on the cover of ELLE Serbia. HE looks stunning, as he has always been. I hate to admit it (not really) but at times I feel like he’s even more fierce and edgy compared to the female models. He has a certain aura when he walks that other models simply don’t have. Another opinion I hate to admit, most “real female” models look rather lifeless and not passionate when they walk.
Here’s His Majesty gracing the cover of ELLE.
Being a snoop that I am, I looked into what people have to say about him on the cover of ELLE. Some people say he looks amazing, while others, not so much. There’s also this thing about double standard on him because he’s androgynous. People make such big heap about him being on the cover because he’s -well- androgynous (and a transgender as they say).
TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST, I’m not a big fan of this cover. I’m a big, big time Andrej lover, but the combination of the hair and the tack outfit make him look rather… tacky. This one is open for people’s own taste and interpretation, but for me this is just a no, especially coming from a magazine as huge as ELLE. But, I still applause them for putting Andrej on their cover. It’s quite a bold move and not all parties will be content. He might be a god/goddess in the fashion world, but in the real human world? He raises issues that no one really want to discuss. I mean, should we even talk about how insecure young women are about their body images when they see pretty long-legged, stick thin ladies on the runway? Now they have to compare themselves to a biologically born man also? And not to mention Andrej has a very beautiful face (as in female standard) as well. But on the other side, he also encourages men (and women) to be able to embrace androgyny and sexuality better. Just some of the issues he raises in the world. But I love him nonetheless, period.
Oh, one other thing that would make me really happy. Maybe designers and editors should consider having androgynous women run for men’s fashion shows. Now THAT would break the barriers. Having one side cross to the other while not letting it go both ways is not quite “breaking the boundaries”, but once again, it’s just my opinion.
-The Dilly Chic-