EJ Jonhson showed off his incredible fashion style and toned legs in a YSL fur coat as part of Paris Fashion Week. The young socialite has become a fashion icon thanks to his androgynous style, and for him, the secret lies in being true to who you are.
Magic Johnson’s son EJ knows how to make head turns wherever he goes, and when he stepped out for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion show in Paris, he was ready to steal the spotlight, as seen in his most recent Instagram photo.
Always going for a daring look, EJ donned a multi-pocket white shirt, mini black shorts, a YSL fur coat, and ankle boots. He completed the look with an LV handbag with the brand’s classic print, sunglasses, and a light touch of makeup.
“Lady Louis Vuitton #pfw #teamthis,” he captioned the shot.
Fans took over the comment section to praise EJ’s look and encourage him to keep being unapologetic about his style, despite all the negative comments he gets on the daily.
“Thank you for being you. I honestly love to see the support you have from your fans and family you are changing the world one last at a time,” wrote one user.
Another added, “To me, you are the best dressed black gay man ever! I love all your styles @ejjohnson_.”
And a third one chimed in to say: “There is not enough room for my emoji claps in order to describe how I feel about those damn shorts!!!”
After being outed by TMZ as a gay man in 2013, EJ has owned his identity on the entertainment industry, becoming one of the most important faces in the so-called “gender revolution.” His androgynous style can take EJ to wear high heels, skirts and dresses one day, and rock slacks, sneakers and simple shirts with the same confidence.
“I can go mild to wild for both my fashion and my beauty, so I feel like I just channel characters that are different aspects of my personality. Some of them have names,” he told L’Officiel back in January.
EJ, like many other young people these days, doesn’t identify with one gender. “On some days I'm more masculine—or more butch, as I say—and some days I'm super duper feminine. That could mean adding a wig with my makeup or my outfit,” he explained.
However, the 26-year-old is aware that he’s privileged to be able to live his truth in the spotlight, transcending gender norms, with the support of his family, friends and the fashion industry.
“Create a safe environment for yourself to feel free. But take your time,” he says to his peers.
“It's not a rush; everything happens in time. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone should be free to experiment and play in that space as much as they please. Life is a journey, and it's too short. We shouldn't waste any time trying to present as something we're not when there's a lot of things we want to do or want to wear or want to be—so just do it.”
EJ’s efforts to fight for equality and advocate for the LGTBQ+ youth were recently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, as they honored him with the Upstander Award at the organization’s sixth annual Time to THRIVE Conference.
Five years ago, EJ presented the same award to his parents, Magic and Cookie Johnson, proving that being a voice for equality and spreading the love for everyone is embedded in the family’s tradition.
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