China’s Muse

September 9th, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (46)

The September issue of Muse draws inspiration from the red hot fashion scene of China. Sølve Sundsbø shoots Anja Rubik for the striking cover styled by Marie Chaix and China’s biggest star Liu Wen stars in a stunning editorial by Sebastian Kim. The issue serves as an artistic tribute to the impact Chinese talent has had on the fashion industry itself and from the looks of it the content is sure to excite.

EDIT: This just in, there is a second cover! The stunning Zhang Ziyi shot by Yu Tsai

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  1. Trev-o says:

    Stunning but why is Anja on the cover of an issue that says China Girl?

  2. Natasha Fan says:

    wow, love Anja (L)
    This is absolutely hers year

  3. Laila says:

    China themed issue…. yet they put a Polish Caucasian in the cover and Liu, one of the biggest Chinese models out now, tucked in the edit? Things like this confuse me about fashion sometimes, oh dear.

  4. sissy says:

    grrreat cover!!!!!! ♥

  5. gandyoung says:

    I like Liu ……She is so beautiful,totally catching my eyes

  6. trumancapote says:

    the asian girl s UNBELIEVABLE

  7. Jade says:

    what the fuck, why isnt liu on the fucking cover if it says china girl

  8. stace says:

    Liu Wen is amazing, but, heck, SHE should be on the cover.
    Anja looks good too.

  9. LD says:

    I agree, Anja on the cover makes absolutely no sense.

  10. Phi says:

    i still don’t get why anja is on the cover when it says China Girl! and the issue is focus on chinese talents

  11. harvey says:

    china as porcelain maybe
    besides fashion’s blatantly racist, china never literally means china. chinese covergirl’s don’t sell out magazines,

  12. Gustavo says:

    the cover looks like a bad knock-off of a Macy´s ad done by a publicity/marketing student.
    Anja´s last pic could have been a very successful Thierry Mugler ad (minus the poor hairstyling/photoshop).

  13. Joe says:

    i dont get Anja’s contribution ? Is she wearing clothes by Chinese designers?

  14. Josh says:

    This is pure racism. Are the editors afraid that if they put an Asian girl on the cover, people will not buy the magazine? I think they might have lost customers from this issue. Instead trying to shock us with nudity, religion, etc., why not put an ethnic girl on a cover for once? THAT will surprise us, and in a good way!!!

  15. andrews says:

    we want coco rocha for elle uk here!

  16. Jonny says:

    Love the cover !!!!!

  17. Phil says:

    Ugh, I don’t mean to just add to the pile, but really? A blonde European model on the cover? And Liu is hidden inside. Disgraceful. I mean, it’s just… stupid.

  18. Borba says:

    Anja is THE GIRL right now! Wow, covers galore! Do we see her moving up to number 2 ranking… seems justified.

  19. gray says:

    it’s not just about a race it’s more about na idea of a china girl and I think anja fits it prfectly!!!

  20. DD says:

    Love Anja!

  21. Eddie says:

    Love the editorial!

  22. Mary says:

    totally agree Anja should be in #2 doesnt put everything shes in look at the editorial for Glamour she did with Lily D. that was gorgeous and the H&M magazine also stunning ..put more ANja..

  23. eek says:

    Maybe they should make their next cover “Dutch Girl” and put Chanel Iman or Tao on the cover.

  24. W says:

    Liu Wen looks superb!

  25. GP says:

    Don’t you guys know Anja has 1/3 Chinese blood? just kidding….
    Liu should be on the cover, it’s so wrong saying China Girl but there is a white girl.

  26. abernathy says:

    love it, although they should have put that asian girl on the cover….

  27. Sarah says:

    What, can’t put a China girl on a magazine cover devoted to China? Typical fashion industry nonsense.

  28. carola says:

    Well, since it’s not Anja’s fault if they put “China Girl” on her, I’ll just say she is looking amazing, better than ever, these are really good pictures of her.

    I think Liu is pretty, I just don’t understand why she’s so huge. A girl like Du Juan was meant to be that huge, Maybelline contract and everything, don’t know what happened.

  29. Hector Matamoros says:

    wow Last Pic WOW!!!

  30. Hollywood Sentinel says:

    sexy, great model, nice shots, I didn’t know swearing was allowed here

  31. Jonny says:

    Love the chinese cover !!!!

  32. Nádia says:

    LOVE!!!! Such gorgeous photographs!!!

  33. toybang says:

    Zhang Ziyi?wow,absolutely she is gorgeous!!!!!

  34. Lily says:

    zhangziyi love zhangziyi!!so fucking cool!!

  35. fang says:

    ziyi zhang!so beautiful!

  36. coco says:

    So stunning ziyi zhang~

  37. lisa says:

    oh,sexy,ziyi zhang

  38. Denise says:

    Love Zhang Ziyi ♥
    so want this dress she wears!!!!

  39. CharLoveyDovey says:

    Maybe everyone is taking this the wrong way… perhaps Anja’s cover isn’t depicting a ‘China Girl’ meaning chinese girl… maybe they’re going for porceline, chine like the crochery 🙂 xx Anja is a babe, Liu is interesting to look at but i wouldn’t say beautiful. and Ziyi is really pretty, like a traditional geisha or something LoL

  40. Jonny says:

    Other shooting ?????

  41. Nik says:

    OK. I love miss Poly to def, and no doubt she is probably gonna kill it during the next few weeks at fashion week, but I think it is totally fair to give the #2 spot to Miss Rubik now. (Honestly though, I still cant understand how Natasha has no campaigns for FW2010) On the flip side though, Natasha has killed the magazine covers this year, and probably already “Cover Queen 2010” (BY FAR!!), but I feel that Anja is more well rounded with continuing support from the high-thrones of fashion AT THIS MINUTE. (fragrance contracts, repeat Fendi face, Mr. Karl Lagerfeld, multiple campaigns EVERY SEASON, and the inspiration she herself gives to new up and coming designers). She really has become a MUSE.

    Go Anja!!

  42. typical_industry says:

    hahaha! zzy? what a joke! funy to see her out and about again…pink elephant in the room!!! western media is so pathetic sometimes. liu wen & du juan not on the covers is just a shamble of this mag!

  43. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    Curiosity about Muse: can’t you share few pics of Rasa in new issue? I really (to be honest kind of unexpectedly) love them so much… 😉

  44. ashlee says:

    they are soooooo cool and they can model
    that look like lui wen(sorry if i got the wrong person or spell the name wrong) i think

  45. fashion_fiend says:

    everything is perfect about that last photo..pose/outfit but what’s up with the hair & the shoes kinds throw me off, kinda grandma if you ask me.

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