Monday, September 10, 2007

Model Moment: Du Juan

As I was looking through photos of the Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear shows, I couldn't help but notice that model Du Juan seemed to be everywhere. So far I've spotted her working the runways of Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim, J. Mendel, Badgeley Mischka... and the list goes on. In a sea of blonde, white models, Du Juan truly stands out.

Born in 1987 in Shanghai, China, Du trained at the Shanghai Academy of Dance until she grew too tall to find a partner. She was Miss China in 2003 and made her runway debut in Spring 2006 walking for major designers such as Valentino and Jean-Paul Gaultier. She has been responsible for several "firsts" as an Asian model with such wide appeal. She is the first Asian to be on the cover of French Vogue and she was the cover model of the premier issue of Vogue China. In addition to her runway work, Du has also been featured in ads for Swarovksi, Gap, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent.

Here is Du serving you hot fashion:

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