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Chinese model Fei Fei Sun is now first Asian model to star on cover of Italian Vogue.

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Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.

Perhaps as a sign as to changing fashion sensibilities or what is being deemed as acceptable aesthetics, Vogue Italia has chosen to use Chinese model Fei Fei Sun as its cover girl. A first for the eponymous journal.

To date Fei Fei has starred in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Valentino and Diesel, as well as featuring on the covers of Chinese Vogue and Elle.

Notes the UK’s dailymail: The model also made her international catwalk debut in Britain when she walked for Mulberry and up-and-coming designer Nathan Jenden in September 2009.

Since then Fei Fei Sun has walked for a veritable who’s who of big names, with appearances on the Vivienne Westwood, Miu Miu, Dries van Noten and 3.1 Phillip Lim catwalks among many others.

The model has also landed starring roles in some of the biggest beauty campaigns on the planet, including becoming the face of DKNY’s Be Delicious fragrance and Calvin Klein’s One.

Interestingly British and US Vogue have yet to follow suit by featuring an Asian model on their covers, that said it is generally no secret that Vogue Italia has been the standard bearer of introducing looks and aesthetics that other outlets eventually pick up on, including the gamine look, heavier models as well as androgynous models.

To see more on Fei Fei Sun‘s accomplishments go here.

And then there was this comment on the web that made me wonder as well:

Too bad they made her look like a white pretending to be Chinese

Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.
Fei Fei lands Vogue Italia cover.

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Fei Fei for I-D Magazine.
Fei Fei for I-D Magazine.
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