When images of Givenchy’s F/W 10 campaign broke last month in WWD, people immediately wanted to know about the mysterious Lea T, a transsexual who appears alongside top models Mariacarla, Malgosia and Catherine. Riccardo Tisci‘s longtime assistant & former fit model; the reticent Lea (formerly Leandro) breaks her silence in an exclusive interview for this month’s Italian Vanity Fair. The Brazilian who lived as a child in Italy and went to art school in Florence (hence the perfect Italian) bravely goes on the record about her experiences. To Lea and her courageousness; to Tisci and his visionary POV, we salute you.
Lea T for Vanity Fair Italia June 2010 by Karel Losenicky. Images courtesy of Women Milan.