Friday, March 19, 2010

Du Juan Editorial for Vogue China, April 2010


OMG! This editorial is f**king fabulous!!

Model: Du Juan (IMG)
Editorial: Revolution
Magazine: China Vogue, April 2010
Photographer: Quentin Shih (a.k.a. Shi Xiao Fan)
Stylist: Unknown

Source: QuentinShih.com via DuaneNasis

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

the styling is amazing. love the pieces. i also like the use of the "traditional chinese" people where the men and women have on way too much blush. but, the scenes have this fake-ish look which may be intended..kinda on the fence about that.

duane said...

thanks AMB!

d x

duane said...

it's amazing to see Vogue China now referencing the nation's rich cultural history and not have to pander to western orientalism.

Anonymous said...

omg AMAZING

Anonymous said...

YES! I LOOVE Vogue China.

Catherine said...

Oh my god! Communism history in china meet fashion!

Fucking fabulous!

S H E N G said...

superd!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!

FND said...

I love the cheap looking set. Which I think is intentional. If not..then I dont know what to say, besides DU is looking amazing.

ASYRAF said...

At first I am going to hate this.

Then, after pondering, I love how unexpected the editorial is, using inspiration from propaganda posters of yesteryears, hence the use of a set that mimics that of the olden times.

duane said...

@ 2.55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5BZjTkVYY

gives this a little context

thwany said...

not crazy about the hair but everything else looks great

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Lucy in the Sky said...

OMG! I love how they incorporated the country's history into this editorial. I HEART CHINA! And Du Juan!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Du Juan you rock!!!

Anonymous said...

The set is definitely intentional. and the idea of this editorial is coming straight from the Peking Opera Stage Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1960's created by the Chinese communists party in gloried workers, farmers, and soldiers.

"Traditional Chinese People" don't wear blush on their faces btw .... It's just during the cold winter, it gives them the rosy cheeks. (The blush on the cheek is just a traditional stage make up for the opera singers.

There is a movie that you guys can refer to if you want to know more about the inspiration behind it.
(Farewell My Concubine)

I believe that China Vogue will definitely have a huge influence across Asia in the near future..
They will have so much fun getting inspired by a country that has gone thru so much in the past 5000 years...

Love it !

trina's reality said...

She looks amazing! Great styling also.

Anonymous said...

the concept is great but du juan's modelling makes me sleepy...and this is coming from someone who thinks she's super gorgeous..there's no versatility. her expression in almost all the pictures. and for that reason alone, i miss daul. girl knew how to werq it.

Anonymous said...

i meant her expression is the same in almost all the pictures...they might as well have just shot one picture. sorry du, if you ever read this, i'm just being honest.

Anonymous said...

military inspired is ok though, little communist commrades and western capitalistic high-end fashion?? so laughable. good job vogue china.

xs said...

the styling is perfect! i love the lighting of the photography; a really nice touch.

Laila said...

I like how the clothes doesn't look out of place, even the celine has that 'communist' vibe lol. and du juan's new hair is gorgeous

Anonymous said...

@ the 2 anons above
the reason why her face looks the same in every picture here is probably because of the theme, since actors in communist dramas probably always have to be dead serious and facing the audience at the same time. I'm just guessing =P

Anonymous said...

du has another beauty ed in China Vogue's April issue

Maddie said...

i love how plastic she looks in these, i think it's a really interesting idea (not sarcasm)

Anonymous said...

I don't think there are much thoughts put into how the model supposes to pose here. To me , Du is doing the Vogue standard issue poses. Which is perfectly fine.
I am more intrigued by the overall editorial. It sets Vogue China apart of her other Vogue sisters.

Chris said...

this is insanely beautiful!!! ;)
what a combo!!!

Anonymous said...

As much as I hate Communism, I do look at the bigger picture and support Asian models in the industry.

Eunice said...

It IS fantastic. Wow.