Jennie Kim is a star that needs no introduction. The rapper and recently-turned actress of K-pop global sensation BLACKPINK continues to be the talk of the town—from headlining Coachella with band members Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé (the first ever Asian act to do so) to starring in the divisive HBO show The Idol alongside Abel Tesfaye, Lily Rose-Depp, and Troye Sivan. The pop culture multi-hyphenate has done it all: topped the Billboard charts, released multiple solo tracks, all while being the reverential face of Chanel, as the maison’s ambassador.
Throughout Blackpink’s Born Pink world tour, the star has been spotted in a myriad of elegant, balletcore Chanel ensembles, completed with dainty ribbons, ruffles, and knee-high socks. Offstage, the star has also made her red carpet debut at numerous major events. At this year’s Met Gala, she was a picture of timeless charm in a vintage Chanel dress. Meanwhile, at the Cannes Film Festival, Jennie shone in head-to-toe Chanel: a sweetheart bustier top, cape in black silk tulle, and petticoated skirt. Further adding to her fashion portfolio, Jennie dropped a buzzworthy capsule collection with Calvin Klein earlier this year. Drawing inspiration from Jennie’s fun and flirty style, the limited-edition capsule comprises athleisure and loungewear products in a quintessentially-Jennie colour scheme of pastels and beige.
The name Jennie Kim is no stranger to fashion, and this has been exemplified in BLACKPINK’s music videos as well. Their first two hits—’Boombayah’ and ‘Whistle’—marked the group’s debut while foreshadowing the members’ respective fashion prowess—by way of plaid and fishnets. Over the years, the group has steadily solidified their status as the It-girls of third-generation K-pop, and the ultimate embodiment of the ‘girl crush’ concept through their chic outfits.
From dreamy floral gowns to edgy black outfits, we round up Jennie’s best music video looks, all below.
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“The girl you’ve been hearing about, that’s me, Jennie.” It seems that from day one, Jennie knew she was going to be a trendsetter. In Blackpink’s first music video, she steps into the limelight in an edgy Vetements T-shirt Dress, thigh garters and long statement earrings.
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In ‘Boombayah”s sister track, ‘Whistle’, Jennie raps calmly and coolly, seen here beside Lisa in a chic all-black outfit with ruffled sleeves, Vetements Black Lighter thigh-high sock boots, large statement earrings, and a pink heart choker.
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Playing With Fire
‘Playing With Fire’ features an assortment of floral, multicoloured outfits worn by the band. Here, Jennie wears a floral blouse from Balenciaga, paired with black shorts to make the outfit pop.
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In the melancholy love song ‘Stay’, Jennie’s outfits reflect the sombre tone of the music video. Her outfits are expounded through layers; here she wears a puff jacket over a collared blouse from The Centaur.
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As If It's Your Last
Blackpink aces the schoolgirl aesthetic in the fun and dynamic single ‘As If It’s Your Last’. Jennie’s uniform features a black vest over a white blouse, with a bright pink tie, as well as the finishing accessories of a fingerless glove, silver jewellery and thigh-high garter socks.
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In their first EP, BLACKPINK ushers in a new era with bold outfits in the chart-topping ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ music video. Jennie, seated upon a throne on a larger-than-life chessboard, dons a crown and a vibrant rainbow corset and gown from Dolce&Gabbana’s spring/summer 2018 collection.
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Jennie’s aptly titled ‘Solo’ music video showcases her singing chops, as well as a lineup of gorgeous looks. In this scene, surrounded by flowers, she wears an Off-White mesh gown and Yeezy pumps.
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Kill This Love
Jennie channels Lara Croft in this scene in ‘Kill This Love’, showing off her killer moves with an explosion in the background. Her utilitarian, techwear-style outfit comprises the Mecha crop top by Me Dic Al, Chanel’s CC gloves and tactical leg pouches strapped to her pants.
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How You Like That
Jennie opens the ‘How You Like That’ music video with this ethereal look, her all-white ensemble sparkling. Her Maison Margiela bodysuit is simple and elegant, with an extravagant custom Bell & Nouveau cape over it. On her head, she wears an Area headpiece.
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In their first-ever collaboration, Selena Gomez and BLACKPINK team up for ‘Ice Cream’, an upbeat track accompanied by a whimsical, pastel-hued music video. Here, Jennie wears a summery dress with Care Bears printed all-over from the GCDS spring 2020 ready-to-wear collection. Naturally, Chanel accessories complete this look.
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‘Lovesick Girls’ is an empowering anthem about heartbreak. The music video features both darker outfits that reflect pain and loss and brighter looks that symbolise hope, as seen with Jennie’s colourful Maison Margiela sweater. Complementing the sweater is the Faith netted skirt from the Pony Stone RS19 collection.
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Hot off the charts from last year, ‘Pink Venom’ is a multifaceted track that blends a variety of genres and features samples from songs by artists like Rihanna and The Notorious B.I.G.—proving BLACKPINK’s ability to pull off any concept. Jennie kicks off the song with this fierce look—a bold, red Alaïa gown, GCDS heels, and Chanel rings.
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Also from their latest album, Born Pink, ‘Shut Down’ spins Niccolò Paganini’s second violin concerto—’La Campanella’—into a hip-hop track. Here, Jennie shows that red is truly her colour in a puffy Chanel fur hat, basketball shirt, denim skirt, and Chanel suspenders.