In a glitzy world that is dominated by Western faces with large eyes and sharp noses, Du Juan (杜鵑) is taking the fashion world by storm, being the first Asian model to adorn the coveted cover of French Vogue.
Since making her runway debut in Spring 2006, the former willowy Miss China has become an instant hot property among the designers, sashaying down the catwalks for Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Oscar de la Renta. She has also appeared in ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, GAP, Roberto Cavalli, Yves St. Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, among others. Photo shoots for American ‘glossies’ Allure and W further propelled her into the Western spotlight. And even Style.com, the online home of Vogue and W magazine, has declared her one of the top ten models to watch.
Already hailed as the Asian supermodel, Du Juan looks set to bedazzle the international runway for a longer while.