Vreeland called her Golden Bones
China Machado* born Noelie, grew up in Buenos Aires and says ''Chinita is what they called any girl with slanting eyes." Turning the stinging words into a strength-she called herself CHINA when creating her professional name.READ her story here in the NY TIMES FINE CHINA story by Mitchell Owens.
CHINA by AVEDON
China Machado was a house model for Givenchy, when Richard Avedon envisioned her in the pages of Harper's Bazaar. It seems when reminiscing in 2002 about her modelling days- it's mentioned that Avedon had called Her "the most beautiful woman in the world.'' belie Machado says 'Probably the most beautiful woman in the world,' is what Dick actually said.'' She rolls her eyes, laughing. ''Can you believe that? I certainly didn't. Not then, not now.''
READ her story here in the NY TIMES FINE CHINA article by Mitchell Owens.