Benetton Pushes Fashion Boundaries By Featuring A Transexual Model [Video]
The clothing brand continues to be edgy in its latest product campaign.
United Colors of Benetton is known for featuring bold advertisements while addressing social issues. In its recent product campaign that was launched in Paris this week, the clothing brand featured a Brazilian transsexual model, and a male German faced with disabilities, to promote its Spring/Summer collection.
Lea T is a well-known icon of Transgender Advocacy, and was discovered by a senior designer at Givenchy in 2010. She has since graced the pages of Vogue Paris, Love Magazine, and Interview Magazine. The model was born as a male and began gender reassignment in 2008. In media interviews, she is open to talking about the hormones affected her both physically and mentally.