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Fei Fei Sun

Fei Fei Sun
Fei Fei Sun, supermodel, walks the runway modeling fashions by designer Diane von Fürstenberg at New York Fashion Week 2013.
Native name
Born (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 29)
ResidenceManhattan, New York City
Liang Zi (亮子) (m. 2017)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[1]
Hair colorBlack[1]
Eye colorBrown[1]

Sun Feifei (Chinese: 孙菲菲; born March 20, 1989), commonly known as Fei Fei Sun, is a top Chinese supermodel based in New York City.[3] She is ranked as the New Supers by Top casting director Ashley Brokaw proclaimed Fei Fei as "an exceptional beauty."[4] She is a spokesmodel of cosmetic giant Estée Lauder.[5]

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.

Career and success

Sun started her modeling career in 2008 when she represented China in Elite Model Look,[6] one of the world's most influential modeling contests. She won the championship in China and eventually won the third prize internationally. She made her international runway debut during London Fashion Week in February 2010, walking for Christopher Kane.[7] In December 2009, she was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to walk Chanel's Paris-Shanghai fashion show.[6] 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.[6]

In January 2011, Sun appeared in the Vogue Italia editorial, The Power of Glamour, shot by Steven Meisel.[8] Later, Meisel also enlisted her for editorials in other major magazines, including Vogue US, V, W and others.[6] In January 2013, Sun became the first model of East Asian descent to grace a solo Vogue Italia cover.[9] 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.[10][11] 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.[6]

Sun's first major campaign was Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2011.[6] Since then, she has also been the face of Prada,[12] 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[13] and Chanel Watches.[14] In spring 2012, Sun became the first Asian face of Italian brand Valentino.[6]

As of September 12, 2014, Sun is ranked on the Top 50 Models Women List by[15]

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, 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 advertising campaign in addition to campaigns by Theory, Tory Burch and Massimo Dutti.

In 2017, took Fei Fei out of the Industry Icons List and put her on the New Supers and Money Girl List, solidifying her as one of the top faces in modeling.[16]

In June 2018, Fei Fei graced the cover of Allure magazine along with famous Asian models, Fernanda Ly and Soo Joo Park. [17]


She was selected as the face for Chanel Beauty, Calvin Klein cosmetics, Giorgio Armani beauty and Dolce and Gabbana skincare.

In 2013 she became the first Asian model to front a solo cover for Vogue Italia's January issue.

She was the first Asian model to front Valentino campaign.[18]

In 2017 she became the face of cosmetic giant Estée Lauder.[19]

Achieved The New Super status per

Personal life

In 2007 Sun started dating Liang Zi (亮子), a photographer. In 2017, Sun married Liang Zi.

Sun is a close friend of Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen and Vanessa Axente.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Fei Fei Sun". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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  3. ^ "Model Talks". FashionTV. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
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  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Fei Fei Sun". New York Magazine. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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  8. ^ "2011 Allure". Vogue Italia. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  9. ^ "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.
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  11. ^ "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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  17. ^ Nast, Condé. "Three Models Reflect on Asian Representation in Beauty for Our First-Ever Hair Guide". Allure. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
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