Continuing a string of hits for Asian fashion, today the edgy V magazine published their 70th edition “and this landmark issue for V celebrates all things eastern, from the Heroes who continue to inspire us to the Muses who make the creative world turn.” They’ve done an excellent job profiling some of the most intriguing stars in Chinese fashion, art, and entertainment. Aside from interviewing Gong Li and Nancy Kwan, two of the most recognizable Chinese screen sirens in film history, the mag dedicates pages to the rising models of China’s Longteng agency and the established catwalkers: Liu Wen who was the first-ever Asian Victoria’s Secret’s runway model, Shu Pei, face of Vera Wang, and Sun Feifei the up and coming “it” model. Sir David Tang of Shanghai Tang has a chat with Kate Moss, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dolce and Gabbana talk about their trips to China. “Vanishing” artist Liu Bolin and the imprisoned Ai Weiwei also make cameos.
V has the interviews with Nancy Kwan and Gong Li up on the site but if you want the full goods, buy the digital copies in Chinese or English from their site. Ten percent of all sales will be put toward disaster relief in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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