Trailblazing trans model Lea T stuns in campaign for gender-neutral collection

Author: Jonny Yates

Trailblazing trans model Lea T stuns as the face of Desigual x María Escoté. (Desigual)

Trailblazing trans model Lea T stuns in a new campaign for Desigual and María Escoté.

The clothing collaboration between the brand and designer is described as “an ode to free love, diversity and self-worth”.

The campaign centres Lea T alongside Netflix’s Elite actress Carla Díaz, former adult film actor Cicciolina and singer Bikôkô.

The collection is entitled ‘Sexy Planet – Love Freely, Love Diversity, Love Yourself’ and its now available online at

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Talking about appearing in the campaign, Lea T says: “We must pay attention and avoid universalising groups and leaving individuals aside.”

“I’m not just one thing, I’m thousands of things. My story is about so many things!” she adds, “we must focus on living on a planet with diverse people, diverse realities, with critical thinking.”

Lea T poses wearing pieces from the new Desigual x María Escoté collection.
Lea T poses wearing pieces from the new Desigual x María Escoté collection. (Desigual)

The collection features garments that mix street casual with chic, oversize shapes with super-tight fits.

Desigual and María say it’s “been designed to embrace all kinds of bodies and to be worn by people of all ages”.

Discussing the collection, designer María Escoté says: “Sexy Planet speaks of diversity, of a planet of different people, it speaks of difference as identity, of the magic of feeling different and invites us to go out and reconquer this planet.”

The Desigual x Maria Escote collection modelled by Lea T features vibrant prints for "all bodies".
The Desigual x María Escoté collection modelled by Lea T features vibrant prints for “all bodies”. (Desigual)

It features high-waisted trousers, dresses, leggings, t-shirts and shirts alongside socks, caps, a cowboy hat, sling bag and scarves.

Prices of the collection range from £14-£484 and the brand is also a favourite of a certain Drag Race UK sesaon three star.

To shop the Desigual x María Escoté collection head to

Lea T is a trailblazing trans model

Lea T became the first openly transgender model to front a global cosmetics brand, when she became the face of Redken.

She was also selected by Riccardo Tisci to become the face of Givenchy and has graced the covers of international editions of Elle, Marie Claire, Grazia and Glamour.

In another groundbreaking move, she also became the first openly trans person ever to participate in the opening ceremony of an Olympics, when she led the Brazilian team into the stadium on her bike during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Author: Jonny Yates


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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