Androgynous model Casey Legler lands All Saints campaign
Last week I brought you the story of gender-bending male model, Andrej Pejic, becoming the first male cover star for Elle magazine. Today, it's the other way around. Casey Legler, the only woman believed to be modelling as a man, is the new face of All Saints.
Legler, a New York art-maker, made headlines last year for signing to Ford Models' men's division. She shot to fame after being cast as a man alongside Victoria's Secret model, Candace Swanepoel, in a photo shoot.
Now the six-foot-two former Olympic swimmer has been tapped to front the Spring 2013 campaign titled 'Portrait Series' for All Saints modelling both men's and women's clothing. According to the brand, the inclusion of Legler is "an ongoing project, highlighting independent thinkers chosen for their rejection of inherited thinking and an appetite for creative disruption."
The campaign, which clearly demonstrates how Legler isn't tied to any particular gender boundary, also stars British artist Barry Reigate and actress Sonja Kinski, daughter of German actress Nastassja Kinski.
"Spring is a consciously evolved, refined and curated collection that distills our brand identity of an attitudinal, metropolitan wardrobe," says All Saints creative director Wil Beedle. "These portraits document that evolution."