British singer Elly Jackson is to model for Viktor & Rolf's menswear collection in Paris.
La Roux star Elly Jackson is to model for Viktor & Rolf's menswear collection.
The flame-haired singer - well known for her androgynous dress sense and high-pitched vocals - will be the surprise guest model at the opening of the Dutch duo's menswear fashion show in Paris today (24.06.10).
Viktor Horsting, one half of the design pair, said: "We love her style. We love her authenticity. We love the way she plays with gender. So it felt logical. She's right for our men's clothes."
Elly herself also reveals she is a fan of wearing men's clothes, although admits she is a novice when it comes to fashion shows.
She told WWD: "I love suits. I wouldn't feel comfortable in girls' clothes. Apart from hairstylist Charlie Le Mindu, I've never been a fashion show before."
Elly's catwalk appearance will not be the only exciting prospect for Viktor & Rolf today - the pair will also be revealing their first collection of men's bags at the show.