Stylist: Karla Welch assisted by Grace Wrightsell and Kristen Kiehm
Outfit: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Makeup Artist: Yumi Lee
Hairstylist: Rob Talty
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Bag: Saint Laurent
Jewelry: Saint Laurent | Tiffany & Co.
Today we are approaching new territory, by writing about Rosé from Blackpink. It’s the first time we talk about an idol¹ and with it comes a lot of more knowledge, cultural references to grasp and diversity concerns that we may have never thought about.
Rosé stunned in a full black Saint Laurent mini dress with white bow detail in the front from the Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection.
The elegant number was paired with a Saint Laurent quadruple-strand Clover choker in metal and enamel, Saint Laurent Crystal Twist clip-on earrings in metal, black Saint Laurent patent-leather Betty platform pumps, a Saint Laurent Logo Clasp satin and leather black cross-body bag and different Tiffany & Co. silver rings.
Her floating black eyeliner was courtesy of makeup artist Yumi Lee, while her hairstylist Rob Talty wrapped her hair in a soft ponytail that left some gentle tendrils grace her face.
There was no wonder in discovering that Karla Welch styled her look because she is a great champion of diversity and inclusivity. She’s such a silent presence but at the same time powerful voice in the fashion industry, so in tune with the people she dresses that one can barely see that they required the services of a stylist.
Roseanne made history by walking on such an important red carpet, first of all because she became the first Saint Laurent global ambassador in 59 years and second, because she was the first K-pop idol to attend the event apart from CL (Lee Chae-rin, a South Korean rapper, singer and songwriter).
The entertainer went for brand affiliation, not exactly following the theme, but we are sure her numerous fans will be happy anyway.
¹To clarify, an idol, in fandom culture in South Korea, refers to a celebrity working in the field of K-pop, either as a member of a group or as a solo act. K-pop idols are characterized by the highly manufactured star system that they are produced by and debuted under, as well as their tendency to represent a hybridized convergence of visuals, music, fashion, and dance. They usually work for a mainstream entertainment agency and have undergone extensive training in dance, vocals, and foreign language. They maintain a carefully curated public image and social media presence, and dedicate significant time and resources to building relationships with fans through concerts and meetups.