Conchita Wurst models for Jean Paul Gaultier

Today marked the modelling debut for transgender pop star, Conchita Wurst, and with none other than the eclectic fashion legend, Jean Paul Gaultier. Smack bang in the middle of Autumn/Winter 2014 Haute Couture week in Paris, the two made a stand against LGBTI prejudice. Conchita's debut is one step towards trans acceptance within society, and also towards diversity within the modelling industry. Jean Paul Gaultier is no stranger to showing his admiration for the bold and daring figures of the times - with the body confident Beth Ditto and out-of-this-era sex bomb, Dita Von Teese, in shows past. As Gaultier says, "Beauty is difference" - a value we must all possess, and one in which he regularly conveys throughout his collections and campaigns.

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