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Gender-Bending Editorials

This Stunning Andrej Pejic Block Magazine Spread Redefines Beauty

— August 19, 2011 — Pop Culture
The Andrej Pejic Block Magazine editorial is just one of many examples of the progressive direction of modern fashion. The androgynous model channels femininity and beauty throughout the shoot, despite his biological sex. His success in the industry not only defies convention, but redefines the commonly held perceptions about gender roles and sex, that are gradually changing, but still a work in progress. The shoot walks the line between masculine strength and feminine grace, embodying the values of the modern, empowered woman.

Referred to by block as "fashion's most versatile and beguiling new face," Pejic's impressive runway debut season included fashion houses John Galliano, Raf Simons and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture show. The Block shoot, lensed by photographer Thomas Lohr, has the star who can go both ways modeling styles from Miu Miu, Dior and many more.

Implications - Widely held societal norms are gradually changing overtime to cater to self-expression. Where particular types of people were once restricted by their classification as deviants in pop culture and public perception, cultural mediums from blogs to magazines, films and television shows are reflecting this progress and increasing tolerance.
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