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Ai Tominaga

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    Birth Date
    January 8, 1982
    Known for
    Cheekbones, Hair
    Philip Huang, Laura Blokhina, Serafima Vakulenko, Eugenia Mandzhieva, Tao Okamoto
    Model Turned
    Activist (Fashion Targets Breast Cancer)

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    Ai Tominaga's Career Highlights

    1 AUG, 1981
    Born in Kanagawa, Japan
    JAN 2001
    Debuts on the fall couture runways for Christian Dior and Valentino in Paris
    Featured in a 16 page editorial in Harper’s Bazaar photographed by Carter Smith
    JAN 2003
    Produces a women’s underwear fashion show in Japan; makes the 12-minute video program available online at the “Yahoo Beauty” site
    MAR 2003
    Closes the fall Alexander McQueen show in Paris
    APR 2003
    Becomes the spokesperson for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in Japan
    Face of Gucci II Parfum
    Appears in the Pirelli calendar, splattered with paint to emulate American painter Jackson Pollock’s work
    Appears in Japanese television commercial for McDonald’s, dipping chicken fingers and “lovin’ it” Video»
    Appears in Banana Republic ad campaign
    Becomes the spokesperson for Tag Heuer
    Opens clothing boutique for her own line, Deep Sweet Easy, in the upscale Tokyo residential area Ura-Daikanyama
    JUL 2004
    Designs a beaded belt featuring Hello Kitty for the “Kitty Exhibit” in Tokyo
    9 OCT, 2004
    Plays the villain Sirene in Japanese action film Devilman
    OCT 2005
    Appears in the Gap Japan 10th Anniversary ad campaign
    Gives birth to a baby boy
    MAR 2006
    Opens the fall John Galliano show in Paris
    Appears in an editorial in The New York Times T Style magazine
    Appears in Yves Saint Laurent ad campaign
    NOV 2006
    Celebrates the opening of the Gucci store in Ginza
    Face of Vivienne Tam spring ad campaign
    FEB 2007
    Opens the fall Vivienne Tam show in New York
    MAR 2007
    Finishes off a BLT sandwich before an interview with Life! Magazine to illustrate her comment that Asian models are naturally thin and do not diet
    MAY 2007
    Attends the opening of the Bottega Veneta flagship store in Tokyo with other guests Du Juan, Liz Goldwyn, and actress Kyoko Hasegawa
    Appears in Japanese brand Lux commercials Video»
    OCT 2007
    Attends the spring Valentino show in Paris
    JAN 2008
    Walks the spring Chanel, Christian Dior, and Elie Saab couture shows in Paris
    FEB 2008
    Walks the fall Celine, Elie Saab, and Maison Martin Margiela shows in Paris
    JUL 2008
    Walks the fall Armani Privé and Elie Saab couture shows in Paris
    SEP 2008
    Opens and closes the spring Martin Grant show in Paris
    SEP 2009
    Walks the spring 3.1 phillip lim show in New York
    MAR 2010
    Walks the fall Givenchy show in Paris
    SEP 2010
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Miles Aldridge
    OCT 2010
    Walks the spring Louis Vuitton show in Paris
    NOV 2010
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Kei Ogata
    DEC 2011
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Miles Aldridge
    FEB 2012
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura