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We’ve known this for a while, but Lea T‘s interview with Models.com confirms it: she’s really, really awesome. We can’t wait for the transgender model‘s appearance on Oprah, and Lea’s most recent interview gives some amazing insight into her life.
We adored the first version of Lea T‘s LOVE cover — the one where she was kissing Kate Moss. The gender play was a perfect fit for the mag’s androgyny issue, and the photo was stunning. Now it looks like Lea was also given a solo cover (à la Justin Bieber). Not surprisingly, she looks great.
First came the ad campaigns, then the magazine covers and now the runway shows. Transgender model and Riccardo Tisci muse Lea T took her first walk down the runway last night, at the Alexandre Herchcovitch show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. This means all sorts of things for the native Brazilian.
Six months ago, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci cast his muse and best friend Lea T in an ensemble ad campaign for the brand. Yesterday, the New York Times highlighted T. — along with James Franco’s Candy cover and Marc Jacobs‘ cross-dressing turn for Industrie — in a Thursday Styles article titled, “Bold Crossings of the Gender Line” about the “saturation” of “gender-bending” in the news and media.
We’ve been die-hard Lea T fans ever since we saw her in Riccardo Tisci‘s Fall 2010 ad campaign for Givenchy — and we’ve been fans of Oprah ever since we realized the woman was more or less as powerful as god. (No offense to god, of course.) So you can imagine how excited we were when we heard the transgender model would be making an appearance on an episode of Oprah’s final season.
We’ve told you all about how much we love Lea T, so we’re happy to report that she has scored her first magazine cover. The Riccardo Tisci muse starred in Givenchy‘s fall/winter 2010 ad campaign and posed nude for French Vogue, but her first cover is a real coup for the transgender model.
Lea T may very well be our favorite model of the season. She first caught our eye in Riccardo Tisci‘s Givenchy Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign, but her profile and accompanying image [NSFW] in this month’s French Vogue solidified it for us: she’s beautiful. But who is Lea T — other than Tisci’s former personal assistant, that is?
Stefano Pilati may have designed a unisex line for YSL’s Spring 2009 collection, but Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has just upped the ante. Tisci has cast Lea T. — his longtime former assistant as well as fit model for his eponymous line — in his Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign. The catch: Lea T. was previously known as Leo.