[ 2006-10-18 15:17 ]
A picture of Faye
David Beckham has hardly kicked a ball for Real
Madrid this season and Faye Wong's popularity peaked in the late 1990s,
but this has not stopped them being chosen as "Trendiest Man and Woman" by
Chinese people in a recent survey.
The survey, conducted by Cosmopolitan magazine and the Horizon Research
Consultancy Group, interviewed over 1,300 people in nine major cities.
The majority of respondents said that pop stars and sports figures were
the two most fashionable groups.
"This survey examined for the first time what fashion is from the
perspective of mass consumers," a source from Horizon said. "The survey is
different from previous ones in which experts told the masses what is in
fashion," the source added.
Other findings from the survey included Paris being considered the
world's top fashion city by 58.9 per cent of respondents. Shanghai was
rated China's fashion centre.
Blogs were considered the "coolest" modern communication medium, but
magazines remained popular and the chief source of fashion information.
The survey results drew mixed reactions. "Faye Wong is past her best.
Angela Zhang and Jennifer Aniston are much more representative of fashion
among my friends," said an office worker in Beijing.
Liu Yuanyuan, 24, a translator in Nanjing, said: "This survey does not
represent the overall opinions of different social groups. Most
respondents were in their 30s, so they only voted for stars their age.
People who are teenagers now will have different icons. I like Kaka, AC
Milan's Brazilian football star!"