Liu Wen Is Thursday’s Top Model

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After numerous seasons with casting director Russell Marsh, BCBG Max Azria switched to casting duo Barbara Nicoli and Leila Ananna, who selected a relative newcomer, Josefien Rodermans, to open the show; German model Brenda Kranz closed. (Rodermans, as you may remember, debuted last season as an exclusive, opening and closing for Calvin Klein.) And while rising faces like Anais Pouliot and Kate King also made key appearances on the first day of New York Fashion Week, yesterday’s win goes to one of the hardest working, and coincidentally most beautiful, models working today: Liu Wen. With current contracts for Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein, the Chinese model picked up her first opening slot of the season at Richard Chai. See all those images and more in the slideshow ahead.

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