Monday, May 10, 2010
Givenchy's new ad campaign will feature a transgender model
Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci will feature transgender model Lea T in the line's fall-winter ad campaign. Lea T was Tisci's longtime personal assistant and, interestingly enough, former fit model for his own line. Lea T., a Brazilian with delicate features previously known as Leo, appears alongside an ethnically diverse range of faces in the spots, slated to break in the July issue of L’Uomo Vogue. “She’s always been very feminine: superfragile, very aristocratic,” Tisci enthused of the former Mr. T. “She’s part of the family,” he said, noting that Lea is transitioning into a new career, veterinary medicine, in Milan.