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LIST: 8 fashion-forward K-pop stars we want to see at the Met Gala

By Hannah Mallorca Published Sep 16, 2021 8:05 pm

Fans broke the internet when BLACKPINK’s Rosé and CL became the first female K-pop stars to walk at the highly-coveted Met Gala. With the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” both ladies showed off their fashion sense in their own unique way.

Aside from Rosé and CL, PSY, EXO’s Lay, and Rain also proved they can slay the fashion runway in previous Met Gala events. 

However, there are K-pop stars who are also worthy of showing off their unique sense of style alongside high-hitting celebrities and fashion personalities. Check out which idols deserve to attend the Met Gala. 

SHINee’s Key

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Key is known among fans for his hard-hitting and in-your-face sense of style. Whether it’s rocking an over-the-top monochromatic outfit or sporting blood-like makeup, we’re sure that he will always look fashion-forward. 

Plus, this K-pop idol exudes effortless confidence that makes every outfit feel expensive. We’re sure that we’ll see him in something androgynous or grunge when he attends the Met Gala. 

EXO’s Kai

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Kai is more than just his handsome face and statuesque figure, he also has a luxurious sense of style. This K-pop star knows how to combine high-end brands with clean-cut outfits. He also loves to play around with prints, textures, fabric, and accessories. Does anyone remember his crop tops? Iconic. 

Without a doubt, he’s one of the most stylish K-pop idols around who will surely make a splash in any fashion event. It’s also no surprise that he’s appointed as the global ambassador of Gucci. 


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When you think about fashionable K-pop stars, Jennie will always be on the list. This beautiful lady has always been open about her love for fashion in many moments. She even tried her hand as a fashion editor in Vogue Korea.  

Known as the “Human Chanel” among fans, Jennie knows how to combine streetwear with luxury items and look effortless. She always looks expensive whether in body-hugging coordinates or a simple LBD. If there’s anyone we’re eager to see at the Met Gala, it’s her.


V is considered as one of the biggest style icons in K-pop since he makes the world his runway. He’s a huge fan of abstract prints, flamboyant textures, and layering unique pieces together.

This good-looking star has always been bold with his fashion choices whether he’s heading to the airport or he’s on stage. We’re excited to see him rock an eccentric or over-the-top outfit if he attends fashion events in the future. 


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Hyuna has always been known for her explosive stage presence and unique sense of style. This sexy soloist has always been up-to-date with trends in social media or in fashion. 

She's known for her love of putting together outfits that don’t seem to work at a first glance but somehow actually do. We’re looking forward to seeing her at a fashion event wearing something unique and eccentric. 


Streetwear, loud colors, matching coordinates, hats, loud prints—SEVENTEEN’s The8 can wear them all. This K-pop star is known among fans to experiment with his outfits and even with makeup.

There’s nothing that he can’t pull off and he always looks fashion-forward. Seriously, luxury brands and designers need to appoint him as an ambassador soon. 


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A fashionable woman on stage, photoshoots, or during her free time—that’s how Sunmi is. This beautiful lady is known for her feminine and girly outfits, with a touch of glam. 

Sunmi is known among fans for pairing her everyday girly outfits with clean-cut textures and luxury accessories. We’re excited to see her in a giant, poufy gown or an over-the-top use of flowers if she gets invited to the Met Gala. 

Big Bang’s G-Dragon

Love him or hate him, G-Dragon will always be one of the pioneer fashion icons in the industry. This star paved the way for K-pop stars to have fun with colors, accessories, layering, or anything related to fashion.

He has always experimented with his styles such as combining vintage outfits with luxury items or vice versa. We can’t wait to see him surprise fans and fashion enthusiasts in events soon.

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