Fei Fei Sun
|Fei Fei Sun|
March 20, 1989 |
Weifang, Shandong, China
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Manager||Women Management, New York City, Elite Model Management, Paris, Women Management, Milan, Select Model Management, London, Esee Model Management, Shanghai|
Early life and education
Sun was born in Weifang, Shandong, China. She was scouted and briefly trained to model as a teenager, but did not start modeling professionally until she graduated from high school. Sun attended Suzhou University, majoring in fashion design.
Early career and success
Sun started her modeling career in 2008 when she represented China in Elite Model Look, one of the world's most influential modeling contests. She made her international runway debut during London Fashion Week in February 2010, walking for Christopher Kane. In December 2009, she was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to walk Chanel's Paris-Shanghai fashion show. Since then, Sun has appeared on the runway of Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten, Céline, Hermès, Miu Miu, Prada, Valentino, Christian Dior and many others.
In January 2011, Sun appeared in the Vogue Italia editorial, The Power of Glamour, shot by Steven Meisel. Later, Meisel also enlisted her for editorials in other major magazines, including Vogue US, V, W and others. In January 2013, Sun became the first model of East Asian descent to grace a solo Vogue Italia cover. In 2014, she was featured alongside 8 other models on the cover of the September issue of American Vogue, becoming the first East Asian model on the fold cover of American Vogue. She has also been the cover girl of Vogue China, Vogue Japan and i-D and has appeared in editorials of Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Vogue (USA) among others.
Sun's first major campaign was Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2011. Since then, she has also been the face of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford, Calvin Klein's cK one, Chanel Beauty, Giorgio Armani Beauty (3 seasons continuously), CK Calvin Klein beauty, Barneys New York, Diesel, DKNY Be Delicious fragrance, H&M, Prada and most recently Christian Dior and Chanel Watches. In spring 2012, Sun became the first Asian face of Italian brand Valentino.
As of September 12, 2014, Sun is ranked on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com.
She made a second appearance on the cover of Vogue Italia September 2014 edition and also made history as the first East Asian model to appear on the fold cover of American Vogue for the September issue 2014. She continues to appear regularly on some of the most highly selective runways in the industry: Alexander Wang, Prada, Valentino, Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chanel and many more.
In June 2015, Fei Fei made a third appearance on the cover of Vogue Italia.
In 2016, Models.com moved out of the top 50 Models ranking and became Industry Icon - a status reserves only for models with high impact and longevity in the industry.
She once again fronted Valentino spring 2017 campaign in addition to Theory, Tory Burch and Massimo Dutti.
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- "2011 Allure". Vogue Italia. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "Chinese model Fei Fei Sun makes history as the first East Asian model to star on the fold cover of Italian Vogue". Ruth Styles. London. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "The Instagirls: Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and More on the September Cover of Vogue". Tonne Goodman. New York. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
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