The Ten Most Fashionable Asian-Americans In NYC

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I've met them all and narrowed it down to these 10 amazing A.A. specimens:

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NIKI AND SHAOKAO CHENG (with offspring accessories). They own eight BoConcept stores in NYC, featuring the finest in Danish-born furniture. Plus they throw great parties and were savvy enough to feature me in a popular commercial. These two are the tops in functional geometric chic.

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JASON WU, the Taiwan-born designer who's done everything from RuPaul dolls to Michelle Obama. A real visionary and groundbreaker.

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LING TAN, the first supermodel from Southeast Asia, and a total goddess. She's helped change the face of modeling with her uniquely arresting structure. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikipedia

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VIVIENNE TAM, a China-born designer and mainstay of the NYC fashion world. Vivi vidi vici.

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JEREMY LIN, the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. People have been obsessing on this guy. Yes, athletes can occasionally be fashionable--even to me.

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ALINA CHO, a CNN correspondent who's smart and savvy. She was born in America to parents from Seoul.

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The legend, YOKO ONO. An artist, feminist, musician, and philanthropist. She's the real deal--and she writes terrific tweets.

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Shanghai-born designer SALLY WU has worked with Lagerfeld, Anne Klein, etc. She's tied into the Shanghai fashion world and is hugely influenced by architectural design in her fashion work.

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DAVID CHANG, the Korean-American chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurants. Because fashionable people have to eat, after all.

Thanks to Sam Bolton for help with research.

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33 comments
alex
alex

Where the hell is Eugene Tong.

Vontanner
Vontanner

I am very amazed and outraged that this Top 10 list would spew forth such ignorance and racism. 

K
K

Where are the Indians, Pakistanis, Arabs, etc? I assure you we exist in New York City!

VonD
VonD

Give me Jason Wu, Jeremy Lin, or David Chang. Or all three. And throw in that cutie John Liu too! Hot-ness!

Frank Bonfante
Frank Bonfante

how do you make this list without Vera Wang? I mean of all the people mentioned below, she's from NYC.

Fashionista
Fashionista

Really? Who is that Niki and Shaokao Cheng's family. This article is a joke. Obviously whoever wrote this doesn't know  more than 10 asians lol.

Jcrain
Jcrain

Holding off on Jeremy Lin until we're sure he's not THAT type of Christian. Which reminds me - careful when you chat up an Asiatic stranger. Sound out their religion first, just because when they fall into that Abrahamic trap (Muslims included, of course), they're worse than ... well, let's just say it won't be a very pleasant experience, unless you're some non-KKK Midwestern redneck or Middle-East terrorist (same banana, when you think about it). The idiotic hysteria over Lady Gaga's concert tour? That's probably just the mid-line fanatics out there.

And hey,before you think it's a race thing,... Well it is, in the sense that I'm Asian meself.

Rob in Philly
Rob in Philly

Peter Som is an awesome guy, funny, makes great clothes.  Used to hang out w. him in NYC, going to the Roxy for rollerskating night.  If you "fell down" these awesome roller-go go boys would pick you up/help you to your feet.  

Yaya
Yaya

Great list!!

latenitebump
latenitebump

yes! yoko is all that! jason wu fierce! (and he´s cute!)

no vera wang, anna sui, soon-yi previn (woody allen´s daughter girlfriend),  or kimora lee simmons? or just not fashionable--enuff?

Ulu
Ulu

LOVE her outfit!

Jonster
Jonster

"Alina Cho, a CNN correspondent who's smart and savvy."

Why is she dressed like an Astronaut?

Continentaldelight
Continentaldelight

Here's some more enlightenment for your judgemental self righteousness. I FUCKED 7 different Asian chicks in a row. They are some of the most gold digging materialistic HOES I've ever FUCKED. They love the White meat though. No Lie.

Gummby
Gummby

Indians hate Chinese and are envious of them. You guys belong with your own.

Ti-Chuan
Ti-Chuan

Vera Wong is phoney white bread. Her father embezzled money from China during WW2 and financed her boutique. She's not Asian.

Hollyhox
Hollyhox

She's kind of tired. Nope, didn't make it.

Hapgood
Hapgood

So what? She's not on the list. Sorry. Deal with it. He picked his 10 favorites.

Ty
Ty

Obviously you're an idiot since they own 8 BoConcept furniture stores and throw major events in NYC.

Vibeofthecity
Vibeofthecity

What's Yoko Ono's claim to fame except she married a Beatle.

What's with Soon yi Previn except she has sex with her stepfather

VonD
VonD

I feel you on Kimora Lee Simmons. She is supafierceness personified.

Fashionista
Fashionista

They can't even find some better "fashionable" pictures of them to put here. lol

TylerK
TylerK

I heard from my grandfather that the whole family were crooks/thieves and that Wang's father  was a collaborator for the Japanese selling Opium when the Japanese attacked China. They stole all that money and came to America. Your right Papa Wang supported Vera Wang and paid for her boutique. Now she still living on Park Avenue with her white husband. All the Asian women get a white husband, its the social status and financial status even when offered a 8 inch Chinese Cock when she was working at Vogue.

Fashionista
Fashionista

It's Village Voice. Obviously this place isn't a good place to talk about fashion. LMAO.

Fashionista
Fashionista

They own 5 as I know and I have been to their Karim's event, it's a big joke. Are we talking about fashion or opening low end furniture franchise store now?

Corneliasocialbutterfly
Corneliasocialbutterfly

I can't believe Musto left out a young gorgeous Russell Wong in Armani - Wong with his wife are textile manufactures and Rick Yune dressed in Hugo Boss. What about a young John Lone dressed in Armani in "Year of the Dragon" and Daniel Henney dressed in Brooks Brothers and starred  in "Shanghai Calling"

I would even sleep with these Chinese guys.

Gummby
Gummby

Homeboy Wong was it in New Jack City. Represent.

Christinabeenthere
Christinabeenthere

Russell Wong was fabulous in "Eat a Bowl of Tea"  and Rick Yune was hotness in "Fast and Furious 2". They would rock your world.

latenitebump
latenitebump

1. i guess, many people would you size queen! there's over a billion chinese people!    like richard pryor said: they must be doing some serious fucking overthere in china!

2. bruce lee! why not?

3. and come on now! white men are the biggest (oops) subscribers to penis       enlargements!

Fiercebeauty
Fiercebeauty

You go girl. All the Asian women want Black Men ,Latino Men and White Men. I don't see no ching chong man with fabulous women. In all the fashion shows not one fabulous model with some ching chong.

Deiontellsthetruth
Deiontellsthetruth

They be given you shit and calling you racist and what not. But lets be honest who wants to have sex with Chinese men. For reals like

Palukawicz
Palukawicz

"I would even sleep with these Chinese guys."

Better yet, go shtup yourself, racist.

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