Long before Korean fashion icons such as BTS and Blackpink we know and love today, there was Kwon Jiyong. Better known by his moniker G-Dragon, the leader of K-pop sensation Bigbang, has been an unrelenting force in both the music and the fashion scene, as the pioneering Korean celebrity and first Asian man to be named a Chanel ambassador. Since his debut with the group almost two decades ago, the singer has made headlines for displaying avant-garde and at times, androgynous looks, each executed with his signature nonchalance and magnetism, that often left news outlets and fans alike entranced.
Though the early aughts of the K-pop realm has been known to be experimental—sometimes even campy—in style, G-Dragon remains untouched in terms of range. He has done it all, from a punk-rock look with fur, chains and attitude to match in the music videos of his 2013 solo album, Coup d’etat, to Chanel tweed jackets (womenswear, in fact), berets and powder blue co-ords when attending Paris Fashion Week 2020. A shapeshifter in fashion, his style perpetually transposes, favouring oversized fur hats one day and sequined blazers the next, leaving shoes too big to fill during his long break from the public eye.
Fast forward to present day, in Bigbang’s long-awaited comeback with an emotional single ‘Still Life’, he reveals a bold new look in the music video—starring a long layered mane dyed in psychedelic pops of colour, while decked in a baggy suit and accessorised with pearls and effortless swagger. In celebration of the group’s return and more G-Dragon looks to come our way this month, Vogue Singapore rounds up G-Dragon’s most stylish ensembles that prove why he is a cut above the rest in style.
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G-Dragon at the Chanel cruise 2016 show
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G-Dragon at the Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2016 show
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G-Dragon's street style comprises of heavy leather, pops of colour and worn-out sneakers to match
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G-Dragon loves a good matching suit, but only paired with a spunky bucket hat
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G-Dragon rocks womenswear at the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in 2017
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G-Dragon at the Chanel spring/summer 2018 show
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G-Dragon at the WE11DONE menswear fall/winter 2021 show
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G-Dragon serving airport fashion, with a side of Chanel brooching
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