Liu Wen was born in Yongzhou, Hunan Province, and garnered overnight fame in 2006 when Marie Claire’s creative director, Joseph Carle, was inspired when he saw her at a small-sized fashion show in Beijing. Liu, who originally dreamt of becoming a tourist guide, is now a favorite darling on Paris, London, Milan and New York catwalks, and can be found in prestigious fashion magazines and global luxury brands including Calvin Klein and Lane Crawford.
Birth Date: January 27, 1988
Liu Wen hails from Beijing, China, and is one of China’s brightest fashion stars. First establishing her career with the Chinese editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, she broke onto the international stage in Paris on the Spring 2008 runways of Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier. Since then, Liu Wen has become a fixture on the runways of New York, Milan and Paris, walking a total of 49 shows for the Autumn/Winter 2010 season including Rodarte, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schou er, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Balenciaga and shooting editorials with the world’s top fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Sorrenti, Terry Richardson and Dan Jackson. Liu Wen recently appeared on the cover of Chinese Vogue and in editorials for W as well as the French, Japanese and Chinese editions of Vogue. Constance joins Estee Lauder’s roster of beauties with the campaign debuting 2010. The signing of Liu marks the first time Estée Lauder has signed a Chinese model. (From Estee Lauder press release April 2010)