Famous transgender model and muse to Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, Lea T is enjoying some perks with her rising fashion fame. There are the friends in high places, such as Love editor Katie Grand, who called Lea her "new best friend" at an event last night launching the "Androgyny Issue." (Lea T's other fabulous friends include Tisci, of course, and Carine Roitfeld, who famously shot the model nude for French Vogue.) And then there are the clothes. The Givenchy clothes. The Givenchy couture clothes. And the recreational activities, which involve wearing those couture clothes in the presence of chlorine and a be-hatted Grace Jones.
Explaining how the famous stylist and world's preeminent, pre-op transgender supermodel became acquainted, Grand explained: "I was by the pool at the Copacabana Palace Hotel when I saw her. At first I didn't notice her gender, just that she was wearing Givenchy couture and looked amazing!"
As if this scene isn't too fabulous to bear already, Grand went on to relate how Grace Jones was also in the pool at the time, in a hat no less!
Lea T will appear on a cover of Love's "Androgyny Issue." Kate Moss and, more comically, Justin Bieber also have covers.
Katie Grand and Lea T's LOVE-in [Telegraph UK]