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Transgender Fashion Inspo | 11 Trans People With Killer Style

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The movement for transgender visibility is going strong with trans people finding opportunities of representation in television, film and music. As individuals in the public eye, these talented trans figures assert their intentions and with the ever growing visibility of transgender artists and talent, we’re sharing some of our trans stars’ with killer style.

Indya Moore

indya moore in 4 different fashions
L-R Indya at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival amfAR Gala in custom Mônot, at the 2021 Fashion Awards in a stunning red Tommy Hilfiger gown, for Harper’s Bazaar in a Christopher Kane top and skirt combo, for Mugler sporting an ultra revealing corset and cut-out pants look

Indya Moore is a model, actor and activist born and raised in the Bronx. They starred in the Netflix original series “Pose”, a story centered around the New York City queer POC ball culture. As a trans person of color, Indya Moore uses their platform to open discussion about racial and transphobic violence in today’s society. They have featured and campaigned for brands such as Fenty and Louis Vuitton, bringing trans talent to the front row of the fashion industry as well as film and television.

Chella Man

chella man walking at 2022 Milan Fashion Week for BOSS, for PUSS PUSS magazine in Kenzo coat, sweater, and pants, in Gucci suit and bling at Gold House’s 2022 Gold Gala, striking a pose in an Instagram post
L-R Chella walking at 2022 Milan Fashion Week for BOSS, for PUSS PUSS magazine in Kenzo coat, sweater, and pants, in Gucci suit and bling at Gold House’s 2022 Gold Gala, striking a pose in an Instagram post

Model and actor on the series Titan, Chella Man is also an activist for both the trans and disabled community. Being in the public eye is his way of fighting for rights and respect as a deaf trans person of color. His personal style is a mix of “skater boy who goes vintage shopping” and “vintage shopper who skateboards”. As a trans man, simply not wearing a shirt is as bold as a full Gucci outfit in Chella Man’s wardrobe.

Hunter Schafer

hunter shafer
L-R Hunter looking effortlessly cool in Missoni and Margiela, at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in the famous barely-there Ann Demeulemeester feather top, at Milan Fashion Week sporting a pastel yellow Prada coat, out and about in New York

Having walked in shows for brands such as Maison Margiela, Rick Owens and Helmut Lang prior to joining the cast of Euphoria Hunter Schafer is on her way to becoming one of the first transgender It Girls. Her style is what you would expect of today’s top model; posh and polished but with an edge of experimentation.

dorian electra

L-R Dorian in a red patterned tan suit and matching shiny red boots, sporting colorful plaid pants and psychedelic print coat over a t-shirt, in a promo for the release of their new song Sodom & Gomorrah wearing a shredded ruff and rhinestone bikini, moody in a black corset over a green ruffled blouse and a wide-brimmed hat

As seen in songs with names like “Man to Man” and “Adam and Steve”, Dorian Electra uses electro-pop beats to critique patriarchal society in relation to homophobia and transphobia. Their music uses autotune as an instrument that assists in calling back early 2000s emo pop and cyber goth techno and perform gender. To Dorian Electra, gender is something to try on and have fun with just like clothes.

 kim petras

L-R Kim in vintage Victor Costa at the 2023 Grammys, in head-to-toe denim at the 2022 AMAs, characteristically pink at the 2022 Capital Jingle Bell Ball, modeling an angelic white ensemble

Kim Petras started writing music in her bedroom when she was young with her career truly taking off in 2017. Her music is pop to its core with the energy of early 2000s dance-pop reflective of her love for music when she was a teenager. Much like her music, her style is pop –like Barbie met Ariana Grande then shared wardrobes. In this style, Kim Petras is an unapologetic trans pink pop icon.

elliot Page

L-R Elliot at the Met Gala, paying tribute to Oscar Wilde with a green rose, photographed for M Magazine, rocking a red suit on Instagram, in an LA Times promotional post for his new memoir, Pageboy

As an accomplished actor, Elliot Page has received an Academy Award nomination, two BAFTAs, and various other awards. He was the first openly trans man to grace the cover of Time in March of 2021 and published Pageboy: A Memoir in June of 2023. In the book, the Canadian actor tells the story of his gender transition journey and where he is now. He expresses himself in polished outfits that highlight timeless tailoring and are thoughtfully assembled.

Zaya Wade

L-R Zaya in Valentino at the “Cheaper by the Dozen” premiere in 2022, dressed in a full Fendi fit, walking for Miu Miu at Paris Fashion Week in her runway debut, wearing Coach and Stine Goya

The sixteen-year-old daughter of Dwyane Wade came out as transgender in 2020 and recently started her career as a model and LGBTQ+ activist. Zaya has modeled in campaigns for Tiffany & Co. and Puma and was recently featured on the cover of Dazed. She uses her platform as a public figure to advocate for LGBTQ+ youth and positively impact other young people working to find their own true identities. Her looks are young and fresh, with interesting silhouettes and tailored basics elevated by unexpected colors and patterns.

Theodora “Teddy” Quinlivan

L-R Teddy walking for David Koma, Modeling on the runway for Gucci, photographed for Into the Gloss, attending the Ludovic de Saint Sernin 2022-2023 show in Paris in a glittery gold number

Teddy Quinlivan has been modeling since 2015 and has been featured in shows for Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, and LaQuan Smith. After coming out as transgender in 2017, she became the first transgender model hired by Chanel in 2019. Her career influences her style– many of her outfits are full of movement and draw a fine line between ease and complexity.

Ian Alexander

L-R Ian at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards, on the carpet of the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur premiere, photographed for Out Magazine, at the 2023 Gold House Gold Gala

Ian Alexander is a Vietnamese-American actor best known for playing Buck Vu on The OA, Lev in The Last of Us Part II, and Gray Tal on Star Trek: Discovery. They are the first transgender actor to play a transgender character in the Star Trek universe. Ian’s pop culture-inspired outfits include lots of black, mesh, lace, leather, and bold makeup.

Zión Moreno

L-R Zión in a dreamy Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, ethereal in orange, at New York Fashion Week attending the Monse Maison show, photographed in Alexander McQueen for Flaunt Magazine

Zión Moreno gained attention after starring in the HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot as Luna La. She may be new to the acting world but is one to watch when it comes to clothes, expressing a style that’s edgy, yet still girly.

Ve’Ondre Mitchell

L-R Ve’Ondre styled by Finesse Studios, as a guest in slime green at the 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards, in a bubblegum pink dress to promote her podcast, a y2k outfit inspired by @aliyahsinterlude

While she initially gained fame through her TikToks and YouTube videos, Ve’Ondre also advocates for transgender rights in the community. The influencer also hosts a podcast where she addresses topics specific to Trans WOC and queer young people. Her style can be described as y2k meets sparkly glam and you may occasionally catch her in a bikini made out of stuffed animals.

–Emma Kendall


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