Godfrey Gao the First Asian Face of Louis Vuitton

Taiwanese-Canadian model/actor Godfrey Gao will be the first Asian male face of Louis Vuitton for their spring campaign. Gao, 26, who is astoundingly tall at nearly 6’4”, is a famous actor in Taiwan, where he has starred in dramas including “I Want to Become a Hard Persimmon,” “Momo Love,” and most recently, “Volleyball Lover.” With Liu Wen as the first Asian face of Estée Lauder, and Vogue’s recent spread focusing on Asian models, it’s evident that luxury brands are increasingly targeting the Asian markets. It’s great to see more Asians visibly present in high fashion—especially gorgeous men like Gao. [The Cut and WSJ]