Jessica Minh Anh
Model and catwalk producer, Jessica Minh Anh, in Venice Instagram/Jessica Minh Anh

For a decade now, Vietnamese model Jessica Minh Anh has been making a name for herself both on and off the runway. She has become synonymous to some of the world’s most extravagant and beautiful runway shows.

Anh stars in and stages runways in the most jaw-dropping locations, as she uses the most internationally known landmarks as the backdrops for her shows. She has curated events in Paris’ Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge, New York’s One World Trade Center and the Grand Canyon. She has gone from the relatively simple yacht overlooking an iconic bridge, to a glass runway atop a recognisable revine.


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According to CNN, Anh’s vision is a partnership between the beauty of fashion and the beauty of the world. "I believe the most exquisite designs should be showcased at the best locations," she said. "I constantly search for the most unique venues that will amaze the world."

At the end of her interview with the publication, she refused to divulge where her next show will be. “I want it to be a surprise,” she said after sharing that it was a location she has been passionate about for years. She also shared that it “plays a great role in economics and politics.”

Anh's next masterpiece will be on Oct. 23, 2016, in New York. It will be the finish touch to Anh’s “catwalk on water” series, following her Seine River Floating Runway and Sydney Ocean Catwalk stunts.

The upcoming Sky-High Ocean Catwalk for the J Autumn Fashion Show 2016 will take advantage of the New York skyline as the backdrop. The physical stage will be aboard the AIDAluna, a luxury German cruise ship. “AIDA operates one of the world’s most modern fleets and represents premium quality, creatively and the future, just as Jessica does in Fashion,” said Felix Eichorn, the president of AIDA cruises.

Over the weekend, Anh visited the AIDA ship while it was in Venice, Italy. She took a tour of the same and had the opportunity to identify what will be the catwalk, its backstage and the VIP area. Promotional shots of the J Autumn Fashion Show 2016 will be taken when the AIDA makes its way to New York in Sep. 10.