Provenance: Studied at Sarah Lawrence College and in Paris; her grandfather Wan Li was a vice premier of China.
Known as: Socialite and party girl–turned–jewelry designer; launched a line called Bao Bao Wan Fine Jewelry (which includes 18-karat white gold earrings, above). In 2003 she became one of the first Chinese women to debut at the famous Bal des Débutantes in Paris.
Edgy cred: Was shot by bad-boy photographer Terry Richardson. (“But I covered myself—no nipple.”)
Recently spotted: At the Viktor & Rolf and Lanvin men’s shows in Paris.
Deep thoughts: “My life has been about finding a balance between the fashion world and my communist family.”