Young transsexual model
In , Valentina Sampaio made headlines when she became the first openly transgender model to be on the cover of Vogue Paris. She followed up the historic moment by also appearing on the covers of Brazilian Vogue and German Vogue. The fashion industry is an instrument to raise flags promoting diversity, where things are more fluid and beauty evolves. Fashion is a world that's freer. In , Sampaio revealed she was working with Victoria's Secret, less than a year after the CMO said the company wouldn't hire a trans model.
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The modeling industry looks a lot different today than it did 60 years ago, when transgender model April Ashley was stepping onto the scene. From the s until recently, trans models walked the runways with varying degrees of success, many being forced to conceal their identities to book gigs. Oftentimes, a trans model only made headlines if they were outed. Today, the runways are more diverse and represent identities across the gender spectrum, thanks to the efforts of trailblazing predecessors. Here, CR takes a look at some of the most influential trans models throughout history. English model April Ashley is credited as the first successful transgender model. She was born in Liverpool, England in and underwent sex reassignment surgery at age 25, making her one of the first Brits to have the procedure.
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While the fashion industry still has long strides to make in terms of inclusivity and equality, recent years have seen the kind of progress that trans people once only dreamed of. The decade since has seen a number of milestones for trans people in fashion: Major agencies like Next, IMG, and HEROES have grown their trans rosters by degrees, and in recent years, a number of major industry players, from Vogue to Marc Jacobs , have made history by including trans people in major public-facing covers and campaigns. View on Instagram.
Being outed as transgender was once enough to end a career in modelling, but some brands and magazines are now actively seeking to work with people who are openly and proudly trans. How did being transgender become viewed as not only acceptable but aspirational? The trans rights campaigner and writer was speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women conference, where she was announced as a brand ambassador for hair care brand Pantene. Lees, who grew up in the Nottinghamshire town of Hucknall, is the first transgender woman to be appointed by Pantene. April Ashley is thought to have been the first successful transgender model.