BLACKPINK Jennie Appearance at Jacquemus Fashion Show Draws Mixed Reactions: ‘Why Is She Dressed Like That?’

BLACKPINK’s Jennie made her runway debut as the closer for the Jacquemus 15th anniversary show, “La Casa.” While Jennie’s addition to the show became international news, reactions to her appearance have been mixed.

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June 10, 2024, marked a spectacular celebration of Jacquemus’ 15th anniversary on the picturesque island of Capri, Italy. The fashion show attracted an array of celebrities, including Dua Lipa and Gwyneth Paltrow, alongside renowned models such as Anok Yai, Imman Hamman, and Vittoria Ceretti, who graced the runway.

One of the major highlights of the event was Jennie from BLACKPINK, whose finale appearance was a meticulously planned surprise by designer Simon Jacquemus. Her appearance added an unexpected twist to the show.

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Despite the buzz Jennie generated, her appearance sparked mixed reactions online.

The BLACKPINK member closed the show in a seductive dress featuring a modest front and an open back that emphasized her amazing physique. The styling choice—a stark black dress that accentuated her waist and a deep back cut—complemented by simple tan makeup and a sleek bun, was meant to showcase her natural beauty.

However, some netizens critiqued the simplicity of Jennie’s outfit, questioning Jacquemus’ choice when the ending is meant to be the show’s most climactic moment.

Some comments read,

  • “Personally, I find Jennie’s outfit a bit plain and old for a finale look.”
  • “This ending dress seems lackluster compared to other pieces in the collection.”
  • “Why end with such an ordinary dress?”

While Jennie’s dress wasn’t as extravagant as other designs in the collection, Jacquemus opted for a look that suited her figure and public image. A more revealing or unconventional outfit might not align with Jennie’s image as a high-profile K-pop idol and brand ambassador.

Besides her outfit, Jennie’s runway debut faced criticism for her nervous demeanor and stiffness, which some claimed is due to her inexperience on the catwalk.

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Some comments read,

  • “It’s clear she’s not used to the runway. She looks quite tense.”
  • “Jennie seems to be trying too hard. Her posture is off, and her walk lacks confidence.”
  • “All of her performances feel forced, from her acting to her modeling.”
  • “She looks awkward, like she’s struggling with the walk.”

Despite these criticisms, it’s important to remember that this was Jennie’s first time walking as a model in a professional runway, and she carried the heavy responsibility of being the closer of the show. The added pressure of honoring such a prestigious role at Jacquemus’ milestone event undoubtedly added to her anxiety.

Additionally, it was difficult for Jennie to walk due to the show’s location. The fashion show was held in an ancient building with uneven tile flooring and stairs. This made it difficult not just for Jennie, but for other models as well.

BLACKPINK Jennie Appearance at Jacquemus Fashion Show Draws Mixed Reactions: 'Why Is She Dressed Like That?'
BLACKPINK Jennie Appearance at Jacquemus Fashion Show Draws Mixed Reactions: ‘Why Is She Dressed Like That?’
(Photo : Jacquemus Instagram)

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Given the challenging conditions and Jennie’s limited experience in fashion shows, fans believe people should be more understanding. It was noted that her participation itself was a bold move to broaden her artistic endeavors. If she decides she likes modeling, she will likely improve with time, practice, and experience.

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