Devon Aoki’s Most Iconic Looks
By: Lauryn Jiles
If you’re familiar with Chanel’s late 90s and early 2000s shows or kept up with Moschino’s campaigns, then you’d probably recognize Devon Aoki. The Japanese-American model turned actress began modeling at the age of 13 and quickly became a well-known face on the runway after being scouted by Kate Moss. Aoki went on to serve as the cover star of major publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and starred in advertisements for iconic brands like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. She even replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace at the ripe age of 16.
Devon’s modeling career spans over two decades, and after her career took off, the model swapped Chanel dresses for crop tops and jeans. She went on to star in cult classic films like D.E.B.S and 2 Fast 2 Furious, where her characters’ fashionable looks would go on to be recreated for years to come.
While Aoki hasn’t been on the big screen in a while, the model and actress is still known as a fashion icon and continue to resonate with young fashion lovers. Gen-Z Aoki fans have taken to social media to post their favorite looks of the model both on and off-screen. As we take a look back on Aoki’s successful career, here are a few of her best looks to date.
On the big screen
Aoki has starred in multiple films including Dead or Alive, Sin City, and Mutant Chronicles. Aoki’s first major role was as Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious. She went on to star in other movies, becoming a fashion icon on television for wearing chic and fashionable outfits while kicking ass. In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Devon sported her most iconic looks, pairing pink lace-up jeans with crop tops, cute mini skirts, and dresses, and patterned jeans with cropped tanks. In D.E.B.S, the actress dressed as a schoolgirl in plaid skirts and sweaters over collared t-shirts and tank tops.
On the runway
Devon Aoki was one of the most well-known models of the late 90s and early 2000s, strutting the catwalks of Chanel, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Baby Phat, and more. Her first modeling debut was at the age of 13, walking for designer Jeremy Scott. Her now-iconic runway looks continue to be revered by Twitter’s high fashion community.
Editorial and campaigns
Aoki has graced the cover of multiple magazines, including Vogue, i-D, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She has also done campaigns for major designers and brands like Moschino, Chanel, and L’Oreal, and became the face of Versace at just 16-years-old.
Red carpet and beauty
Not only is Devon stunning on the runway, on television, and in magazines, but she also serves looks on the red carpet! Her natural and over-the-top looks for runway shows, editorial shoots, and red carpet events. Aoki always managed to make her eyes and cheeks pop with colorful eyeshadow, black eyeliner, and bright pink blush.