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The Girls Have It


Liu Wen
Birthday: January 27, 1988
Hometown: Hunan, China
Agencies: Marilyn Agency

It takes something to book a Jean Paul Gaultier show on first look, but Liu Wen managed just that. “I had a coup de foudre”—French for “stroke of lightning,” more or less—“for Liu Wen the first time I saw her,” the designer explains. “She came in for casting for my prêt-à-porter show, and I immediately booked her.” Wen, who got her start at a modeling competition in China, caught the international fashion world’s eye when she was styled as Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor & Rolf for Chinese Cosmopolitan. This spring, the Americans noticed; she walked in Ralph Lauren's show and signed a fragrance deal with CK One. Abroad, she appeared at Balenciaga, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton.

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