From Valentina Sampaio, Andreja Pejic to Hari Naf, look at the first fashion magazine cover of the cross-sex supermodel how to deduce the previous "sex" feeling.

In March 2017, Paris Vogue invited Brazil's trans-gender model Valentina Sampaio to the cover, and the editor-in-chief personally styled it: "Cross-gender beauty: How they rocked the world."

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The picture of Valentina Sampaio forehead heroic spirit, circled black eyeliner eyes flashing sexy provocation, like a fluorescent gorgeous leopard in the jungle grab you, her eyes with the same message: "Transgender, you have not seen the new sexy." 」

Paris Vogue covers the topic of fashion, with the exception of the fashion magazine's first global "Vogue" cover, which is surprisingly late for the fashion world to turn on a cross sex supermodel cover.

Followed by the Paris edition of Vogue, the Portuguese version of GQ also opened the world's first "GQ", enabling the Australian trans-gender model Andreja Pejic cover.

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The cover two XX, symbolizing is beyond sex. In Australia, where Andreja Pejic was born, the concept of third sex was applied to passports and personal documents, with the exception of the sex field "f" or "m" choice, and the option of a "x", in which everyone could choose a third type of "x" sex, whether or not they underwent a transsexual operation or hormonal therapy. (same field Gayon: with his handsome and her beautiful neutral model Erika Linder)

The Valentina Sampaio on the cover of Paris Vogue is a wild and sexy one from the southern hemisphere, and the Andreja Pejic sexy in the Portuguese version of GQ's cover is ethereal and slender, with their own negative faces, but transgender models in the fashion industry Cross "meaning, and not only the manifestation of traditional negative temperament.

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Let's take a look at the first high-end fashion magazine in the history of a trans-sex supermodel, not "Vogue" or "GQ", but a British version of "ELLE", which has always been known as the topic of business. On the cover of the September 2016, the British version of ELLE invited America's renowned trans-sex supermodel Hari Nef Harry Naif as the cover figure. The British version of "ELLE" does not "cross-gender" as the issue, but "the rise of the Rebels" (Rise of the Rebel) Hari Nef interpretation. This may be because in the trans-sex supermodel, Hari Nef is indeed more rebellious, not easy to let the fashion rub of the person.

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Hari Nef's neuter temperament is more pronounced than the top two transgender models, and as a graduate of Columbia University, she has a lot of insights into gender, and her best-known quote is: "Sex!" "(Gender is Whatever!)

What is "sexual arbitrariness"? She once said, "In an ideal world, I don't have to change my body, I don't have to go through all the changes in my body, I don't have to be" beautiful "or" feminine ". "While transgender female models show negative temperament and admiration in the magazine cover, she thinks more carefully-why transgender women have to be feminine and have a flawless appearance than women." Hari Nef The idea of gender more freely than the masculine/feminine temperament of the two-yuan gender construct.

Sex, whatever! Gender is Whatever!

Hari Nef

In her interview with Coveteur , "dress is a double-edged sword for transgender people, and most expect transgender women to show stereotyped negative images--skirts, earrings, makeup." But it is also easy to see the trans-sex style as "performance" and "fake". In particular, when people talk about the style of the transgender, transgender people tend to be stereotyped as "dramatic" and "inauthentic" ("Not true"). 」

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In the fashion world, the "feminine temperament" is presented as a "trans-gender female" perspective, whether the "cross" flow implies the stereotype of "feminine = feminine temperament". Or whether such a claim will make people accustomed to looking for "fake flaws" or "novelty seekers" from transgender outfits, she has such concerns.

As a result, her insistence on gender ambiguity (gender-ambiguous) and the finer (and less obvious) qualities of a negative trait have made her more likely to be rejected in the fashion world and more likely to be physically dangerous in real life. Indeed, when we look back on Taiwan's history, the media, in the 1950 's, were willing to embrace gender-negative sex women in a holistic way. But for people who have both negative and masculine traits, the media is often full of more incomprehensible and malicious. (same field Gayon:"Ji da Wei Special wen" before Bai Xian, the key of Comrade literature history 10 years )

In addition to the trans-gender style of deep thinking, Hari Nef more in-depth analysis of the fashion industry, "cross-gender aesthetic upsurge."

"How many transgender people have access to important jobs in the fashion industry, such as models, designers, photographers?" she asked. Can we work out this number with more than one hand? The fashion industry is now crazy about the "trans-gender aesthetic craze", but it's not really about the "trans-gender issues in the fashion world". 」

She has a lot of reflection on her advantages in the fashion industry, "I can get a success in fashion, it is not difficult to understand, I am white, I come from the first world, my gender identity is located in the two-dollar gender confrontation of the women's coordinates." "My expectation for the future is that there are more transgender stories to be told in the fashion world, and more different types," she said. 」

At that time, when the community was increasingly friendly to the sexes, we see an increasing number of transgender people appearing on the cover of fashion magazines, but with the questioning of Hari Nef, we look forward to seeing more transgender women on the cover of fashion magazines than white, young, slim, transgender women, to let people know You do not need to have white skin, slim shape, or even solid gender identity, your beauty can be unique, and really practice the first Paris edition of the cover of Valentina Sampaio said: "Beauty beyond the body, from the soul." "(Beauty is something the transcends your body. It comes from the soul. If so, this will be a profound inspiration for the fashion world to enable transgender people.