BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang, actor Lee Jong Suk, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, Super Junior’s Choi Siwon, 2NE1’s CL, f(x)’s Krystal, actresses Jung Ryeo Won, Park Shin Hye, Han Ye Seul, Go Ah Sung, and others attended french fashion house Chanel’s latest cruise show, which was staged at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on May 4.
For the collection, creative director Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the hanbok, traditional South Korean dress. Jackets and dresses with wide multi-colored sleeves were reminiscent of the jeogori, the upper garment of the hanbok. The models’ black braided wigs and the use of floral embroidery and materials like mother of pearl to decorate accessories nodded to the sartorial zeitgeist of the Joseon dynasty.
Karl Lagerfeld told reporters at the show, “The concept is [a] modern, international version of typical Korean mood, how we see it for the modern 21st century but with inspiration from the past. I love traditional Korean clothes, materials, patterns.”
Model Gisele Bundchen and actresses Kristen Stewart, Isabelle Huppert, and Tilda Swinton were also spotted at the show.