Chanel just chose their first openly transgender model as the new face of Chanel Beauty
Teddy Quinlivan is no stranger to fronting beauty campaigns, but her latest gig is not only a big career milestone, it’s history-making. Quinlivan announced that she’s the face of a new Chanel Beauty campaign, and is the first openly transgender model to be hired by the fashion house. The model shared the news on Instagram with a video and photo from the campaign, along with a heartfelt message about the importance of Chanel hiring her.
Quinlivan walked the runways for brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, to name a few, before coming out as transgender in 2017.
Since then, she’s continued to walk the Fashion Week runways, and appear on magazine covers like Porter Magazine, and L’Officiel. She’s also appeared in beauty campaigns for brands such as Milk Makeup, Redken, and Maison Margiela Fragrances.
Quinlivan commented on how important Chanel hiring her is for trans visibility in the fashion and beauty industries.
Quilivan is the latest transgender model succeeding in the beauty space, and helping to make it more inclusive. Andreja Pejic modeled for Make Up For Ever and Victoria’s Secret model Valentina Sampaio has also worked with L’Oreal Paris. Adding Chanel to the list of brands prioritizing diversity and representation is a triumph to celebrate, indeed.