Connie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis ParrinderConnie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis Parrinder
Connie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis Parrinder

World’s first albino model Connie Chiu on growing up in Kowloon and diversity on the catwalk

A refugee from Hong Kong’s bright sun, Chiu left for Sweden. She recalls the chance inquiry to Jean Paul Gaultier that brought an invitation to model his haute couture collection in Paris, and kick-started her career in fashion

Topic |   Fashion
Connie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis ParrinderConnie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis Parrinder
Connie Chiu has been working as a model since the early 1990s. The Hongkonger has albinism meaning she has an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Photo: Ellis Parrinder
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