In her comment on my Tomboy Chic post, angiesyounglover posted a great Studio Show movie featuring the androgynous Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen. (Thanks AYL!) For me, Freja highlights the distinction between being a tomboy and being androgynous. Like Jenny Shimizu, Freja is so gender flexible that she’s almost post-gender. And yet, she really does take the risks of identifying with the extremes of gender much like tomboy femmes.
Especially in light of the “tomboy chic” phenomenon, I’m curious about the influence of Freja and other contemporary models (of various sexual orientations) who are known for their androgynous looks. Omahyra Mota? Agyness Deyn? Anja Rubik? Who else? I’m not very familiar with the world of high fashion modeling so please make suggestions.
Here are some pics of Freja from the February 2009 issue of i-D magazine. What do you think?