There aren’t many models out there that can say they scored their first Vogue shoot at age 36, but then Casey Legler is not most models. After posing as a favor for a photographer friend, the former Olympic swimmer became the first woman ever to sign to Ford’s male model division late last year. Not only did she start booking jobs in no time flat, but Legler also made headlines for her convention-flouting looks and refreshing attitude towards gender and the fashion industry. Now, it looks like our favorite model of the moment can even count Anna Wintour as a fan.
Legler pops up in the May issue of Vogue, photographed by Daniel Jackson for a feature called “Gender Agenda”, and even though it isn’t her first appearance in the Condé Nast title (the French edition scored her in March) it’s an undeniably big coup for the model, especially since the glossy isn’t exactly known for their casting diversity.
See the spread below, and for more of Legler’s work, check out her kickass menswear spread and thought-provoking profile in the UK’s Observer magazine last month:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.