Model Watch: Liu Wen

 Liu Wen - born in China in 1988, she has made a name for herself since starting out back in 2005. Liu set out to become a model by entering New Silk Road World Model Contest - a contest which fellow model Du Juan had won previously. Liu did not win the competition, but it did act as a launch pad for her career, and she began to land modeling jobs because of it.
She became internationally recognized in China after gracing the cover of FHM, and from there she was offered jobs for Chinese fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Liu had further success when she appeared in an editorial for Cosmopolitan in which she was styled as Karl Lagerfeld.

Elie Saab Hauté Couture Autumn 2010
Maison Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2010

Jason Wu Resort 2011

Chloé Autumn/Winter 2010
In 2008, Liu moved to Paris, where her career as a model took off even further. In 2008, she made her first appearance on the runway for designers Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermès. By Spring of 2009, she made an appearance in 7 major advertisement campaigns, including Alexander Wang and DKNY jeans.

Liu has also appeared in a variety of fashion publications, including Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, i-D, Interview, V, W, and American, Chinese, British, Portuguese, French, and Teen Vogue. In 2009, she became the first East Asian to become a Victoria's Secret Model, and in 2010 she became the first Asian model to become the face of Estée Lauder.

Vogue China November 2009

Vogue China January 2009
Vogue China June 2009

Vogue China October 2009
Spring 2010 was a busy season for Liu - she was the second most booked model (just after Constance Jablonski) and walked in a total of 70 shows in Paris, New York and Milan. She is ranked 11th in Top 50 Models list, and is one of China's most well known fashion models. After her modeling career, Liu has said that she would like to become a teacher, which is what she wanted to be before her modeling career begun.

Liu Wen for Vivienne Tam

Liu Wen for DKNY

Tao Okamoto and Liu Wen

Liu Wen and Eugenia Mandzhieva

Here is a short film starring Liu Wen, named "How You Look at It".

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