As beautiful as she is talented, Bao Bao Wan also comes from an illustrious family background as she is the granddaughter of Wan Li, former Chairman of the National People’s Congress. After graduating from the Master’s School in Westchester, N.Y., Wan was accepted at the prestigious liberal arts college Sarah Lawrence outside of Manhattan.
At University Bao Bao flourished in her studies, particularly in photography, earning her an apprenticeship with the world-renowned Joel Sternfeld. Her final year of study culminated in Paris, where she delved into the existentialist texts of Jean Paul Sartre, and absorbed the rich visual history of the city. Though she had arrived in Paris a scholar, Bao Bao quickly became a fixture on the social scene, celebrated by the European set as China’s first socialite. She was the first Chinese debutante ever to be invited to attend the famed Bal des Débutantes at the Hotel Crillon.
In 2006, Bao Bao obtained a GIA Graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America in Hong Kong, channeling her love of fashion and art into creating opulent fine jewelry. One year later, on November 27, Bao Bao Wan Fine Jewelry was formally launched.
This month, the MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection becomes available.
Mandarin Garnet & Ablaze Lipsticks
Veluxe Pearlfusion Eye
Belightful Rev Powder Blush