Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Define "Redefine"

There has been a lot of talk in the fashion world lately of Asian models "redefining traditional concepts of beauty."  Recently, designers like Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, and Valentino have been casting more Asian models for their collections, and Estee Lauder and Maybelline both have Asian models as the spokesmodel or face of their beauty line, but does this necessarily mean that they are redefining beauty?  I wouldn't go that far.  Yes, Asian models are becoming more widely accepted for big name designers, but I don't see them all over the place.  To say that they are redefining beauty is a bit of an exaggeration.  They do have a very different look, Asian faces are so different from Western faces, but they are still tall and thin and beautiful like all other models.

Putting that issue aside, I do think that it is great that Asian models are getting more recognition.  The porcelain skin and jet-black hair is beautiful and a refreshment from the usual.  It is nice to see something different and I hope to see more of it!

Ming Xi on Elle.com

Fei Fei Sun on Asian Vogue

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