Liu Wen – China’s First Bona Fide Supermodel

 
 

Liu Wen was born January 27, 1988 in Youngzhou, Hunan, China. She began modeling in 2005 when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, which she did not win, but which got her started in modeling. She was soon featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

In 2007, she did an editorial for Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf, which launched her as a high profile model.

Liu Wen has appeared in campaigns for: Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, H&M, Marni, Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Vivienne Tam, DKNY Jeans, The GAP, Barneys New York, Benetton, Alexander Wang, Converse, and cKone.

She has been featured in editorials for: Vogue Germany, Vogue Espana, Vogue China,Vogue Italia, British Vogue and American Vogue, Numéro, GQ, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Pop Magazine, Allure, i-D, Interview, and W.

Quotes:

“I’m not that big a celebrity. I’m just an ordinary person.”

“In my school days, everyone thought I’m too tall for a Chinese girl.”

“Every makeup artist or stylist with whom I work has many special ideas, tips, and creations. I can always learn so much from them.”

“Striped shirts and printed shorts, jeans, and trousers are all items I buy and wear a lot in my private life.”

“Fashion is a good job for a young girl. I like clothes – I like to play with clothes. I like DIY; I like to make outfit.”

“I used to see Estee Lauder’s ads everywhere in the subways of Beijing, and I thought how wonderful it would be if the model on them was myself!”

Liu Wen In Person:

Notable Work:

Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, H&M, Marni, Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Vivienne Tam, DKNY Jeans, The GAP, Barneys New York, Benetton, Alexander Wang, Converse, and cKone.

Originally posted 2016-09-08 11:41:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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