9 Year Old Chinese Model Turns Heads at Paris Fashion Week

All dolled up

Looking very much the part of a flawless, porcelain doll, a nine year-old Chinese girl took to the runway during Paris fashion week to model a haute couture collection.


Xiuqiu is the first Chinese child model to perform at the annual Paris event, and this is her second time.

With a name that literally means “embroidered ball”, Xiuqiu was modelling a collection designed by Lawrence, the same designer who had previously made dresses for Chinese celebrity Fan Bingbing.

The People’s Daily reported Xiuqiu as having “won high appreciation from the fashion circle with her unique Chinese character and professional presentation.”

Xiuqiu has won praise from netizens online as a “loli”, a word borrowed from the Japanese “lolicon”, which is in itself related to “Lolita”. It’s often used in China to describe cute children.

Charles Liu

The Nanfang's Senior Editor