The Facts

General Information

– Jenny Lynn Shimizu

– June 16, 1967

– NYC/LA

– Japanese American

– Supermodel / Actress / Author / Mechanic

Advertising Campaigns

– Banana Republic

– Calvin Klein (CK One)

– Clinique

– J.Crew

– Jean Paul Gaultier

– Jigsaw

– L.A. Eyeworks

– Levi’s

– Shiseido

– The Gap

– United Colors of Benetton

– Versus Versace

Art & Exhibitions

– Catherine Opie: American Photographer, Retrospective, Guggenheim, 2008 (“Chicken” from the series “Being and Having”)

– Catherine Opie: Girlfriends, Gladstone Gallery (2010)

– The Model as Muse at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009 (CK One advertisements by Steven Meisel)

– Pirelli Museum, Italy, permanent exhibition (1997 Pirelli calendar by Richard Avedon)

– The Rotten Riotous West by Margo Victor, 2009-ongoing (16mm short film starring Jenny Shimizu)

Awards

– 10 Most Amazing Women in Show Business by Power Up

A Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Asian Americans of the Decade 1989-1999”

– Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival “2006 Lesbian Icon Award”

Books

The Art of Makeup by Kevyn Aucion

Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation by Angela Davis and Neferti X. M. Tadiar

Bad and Beautiful: Inside the Dazzling and Deadly World of Supermodels by Ian Halperin

The Modern Amazons : Warrior Women on Screen by Dominique Mainon and James Ursini

The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy, and Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh

The Visual Culture Reader by Nicholas Mirzoeff

Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele

Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals by Keith Stern

It’s So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style by Michelle Tea

Any Objections? by Mario Testino

Couples by Ellen Von Unwerth

– Women before 10AM by Veronique Vial

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia

Designers

– Anna Sui

– Betsey Johnson

– Calvin Klein

– Christopher Kane

– Donna Karen

– Ghost

– Jean Paul Gaultier

– John Bartlett

– Prada

– Thierry Mugler

– Versace

– Yohji Yamamoto

– Zang Toi

Magazines (Editorial)

– Allure

– Corduroy

– Elle

– Elle UK

– Glamour

– Glamour (Italy)

– Glamour (France)

– Harper’s Bazaar

– Love

– Mademoiselle

– Marie Clare

– Paper

– Playboy

– The Face

– Vogue

– Vogue (Italy)

– Vogue (Australia)

– W

Movies/Television

– America’s Next Top Model (as herself)

– Bob’s New Suit

– Curl Girls (as herself)

– Dante’s Cove

– Ding Dong

– Ellen

– E Television’s Sexiest Top Models (as herself)

– Four Steps

– Foxfire

– Hi-Octane (as herself)

– Itty Bitty Titty Committee

– Make Me a Supermodel (as herself)

– RuPaul’s Drag Race, “M.A.C./Viva Glam Challenge” (as herself)

– The Goods (as herself)

– The New Women

– Tools 4 Fools

Photographers

– Richard Avedon

– Jake Chessum

– Michael Comte

– David LaChapelle

– Ari Marcopoulos

– Steven Meisel

– Sean Mortensen

– Catherine Opie

– Irving Penn

– Dusan Reljin

– Paolo Roversi

– David Sims

– Mario Sorrenti

– Mario Testino

– Michael Thompson

– Ellen Von Unwerth

– Veronique Vial

– Bruce Weber

Press

– A. Magazine

– Asiance Magazine

– AsianWeek

– AfterEllen.com

– Boston Globe

– British Elle

– Chicago Sun-Times

– Chicago Tribune

– Compete

– Curve

– DIVA

– GR:10 / Giant Robot

– i-D

– Italian Glamour

– LA Weekly

– Life & Style

LOTL

– Los Angeles Times

– People

– Purple

– New York Magazine

– New York Post (Page 6)

– New York Times

– Newsday

– Out

– The Advocate

– The Face

– USA Today

– Vanity Fair

– Variety

– Velvet Park

– Washington Post

– White Hot

– WWD

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