Andrej Pejic Discusses Jewelry, Gender Identity & How She’s Following in Naomi’s Footsteps
Known for a chameleon-like androgyny, Aussie supermodel Andrej Pejic has gone from a haute couture anomaly to a breakout star in her own right, all while remaining true to the fierce individuality that set her apart from the beginning.
Yesterday, Pejic welcomed guests to the Gilded Lily, a club in New York, for the launch of her new jewelry line in collaboration with Sam H Snyder Design. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a vital resource in the city providing shelter, HIV prevention and life skills training for homeless and at-risk LGBT youth.
We caught up with Pejic—who was decked out in head-to-toe Gaultier, including a bustier, figure-hugging cigarette pants, and a subtle heel adding to her towering 6-foot-2 frame—to discuss fashion, gender identity, and her upcoming documentary. Plus, what gender pronoun we all should be using when referring to the supermodel these days. “A lot of my friends, close friends, use ‘She.’ Professionally, they say, ‘He.’ I really don’t give a shit anymore,” Pejic explained while she answered Out's 10 burning questions—and more!