Thursday 22 February 2018

Model Andreja Pejic returns to the runway following gender reassignment surgery

Andreja Pejic walks the runway at the GILES show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Central Saint Martins on February 23, 2015 in London, England.
Andreja Pejic walks the runway at the GILES show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Central Saint Martins on February 23, 2015 in London, England.

Emma Akbareian

Andreja Pejic made her runway debut last night at London Fashion Week, following gender reassignment surgery last year.

Famous for her androgynous style, the model was formally known as Andrej but following the procedure last summer, now identifies as Andreja.

Pejic made her return to the catwalk last night at the Giles show which saw her walk alongside an impressive cast that included Anna Cleveland, Erin O'Connor, Edie Campbell and Lily Donaldson.

Pejic shared her excitement with followers on Instagram sharing an image of herself on the runway commenting:

"It feels amazing to be making my runway debut for one of my favourite British designers #Giles Thank you to @kegrand and @guineapiggiles #thereturn #LFW"

The 23 year old, Bosnia and Herzegovina born model rose to fame in 2010 when Carine Roitfeld who was then editor of French Vogue, featured her in a womenswear editorial shoot.

Andrej Pejic
Andrej Pejic

Pejic made numerous runway appearances for both men's and womenswear shows for the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs.

Pejic spoke openly last year about her sex reassignment surgery to People:

"About a year and a half ago, I reevaluated things, I was proud of my gender nonconforming career. But my biggest dream was to be comfortable in my own body. I have to be true to myself and the career is just going to have to fit around that."

"I was happy the moment had come – as happy as you can be before a surgery."

Andrej Pejic walks the runway at the Michalsky Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show during Michalsky StyleNite at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Tempodrom on January 20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Andrej Pejic walks the runway at the Michalsky Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show during Michalsky StyleNite at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Tempodrom on January 20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Pejic is set to make her acting debut later this year in Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Readers of FHM voted Andrej Pejic in to their list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
Readers of FHM voted Andrej Pejic in to their list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
A model walks the runway at the Jean Paul Gaultier menswear fashion show during Paris Fashion Menswear Week on January 20, 2011 in Paris, France.
A model walks the runway at the Jean Paul Gaultier menswear fashion show during Paris Fashion Menswear Week on January 20, 2011 in Paris, France.

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