Du Juan looks amazing here, especially in Photo 1. She does that pout better than anyone else in the business. Being the #1 Asian model in the world, Du Juan has done it all…well, almost. She has appeared in ad campaigns for some of the best designers in the world. Her first major ad campaign was for YSL in Spring/Summer 2006 shot by Juergen Teller. That was followed the next season with three major ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton (shot by Mert & Marcus), Roberto Cavalli, and Swarovski. Along the way, she added more appearances to her coffers for mass retailers like GAP, JCrew and Benetton. Then in Fall 2008/Winter 2009, she scored another trifecta of campaigns with appearances in Giorgio Armani, David Yurman and H&M.
In terms of magazine covers, she is the first and only Asian model to have graced the cover of Paris Vogue (October 2005). On top of that, there are dozens of other covers for Vogue (China, Taiwan), Harper’s Bazaar (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia), Elle (Hong Kong, Singapore, China), L’Officiel (Hong Kong), Marie Claire (China), French Revue de Modes, French Jalouse and many more that I haven’t documented here. What next? Will Anna Wintour have the guts to put Du Juan on the cover of US Vogue? Will Italian Vogue be doing an ALL ASIAN issue?
But with Liu Wen, the up-and-coming Chinese model nipping at her heels, Du Juan days as the top Chinese model may be numbered. But she has paved the way for many more Asian models to take her place.