Blackpink’s Rosé arrived at the Met Gala for the first time.
The music sensation walked the red carpet of the 2021 Met Gala in Saint Laurent, flanked by the fashion house’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello. This is the singer’s first appearance at the prestigious fundraising fundraiser held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Along with Korean rapper CL, born Lee Chae-rin, Rosé makes history as one of the first female K-pop stars to attend the Met Gala.
From the brand’s winter 2021 collection, she wore a simple little black dress with a large white bow over the chest. She completed her ensemble with patent black platform shoes, a jeweled black choker, and bold earrings.
Rosé, whose real name is Chae-Young Park, is best known as one of the four members of the popular South Korean girl group Blackpink, which also comprises Ji-soo Kim, Lalisa Manobal, and Jennie Kim, who are known to their legion of Blackpink admirers as “Blinks.”
Rosé has made a name for herself in the fashion world since her debut with Blackpink in 2016. After years of close collaboration with Saint Laurent, she was named the brand’s global ambassador in 2020, the first in 59 years. She also became the muse for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté in January.
She was announced as Tiffany & Co.’s newest global ambassador in April, and she will make her debut at the Tiffany HardWear digital campaign in 2021.
“I’ve always admired Tiffany’s jewels. It’s even more special for me to be a part of a legendary brand that has been a part of my life for a long time. I’m really honoured and thrilled to be a part of the HardWear campaign, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” the singer remarked at the time.
Rosé’s first solo album, “R,” was released in March to immediate acclaim, with her first track “On the Ground” garnering 41.6 million views in just 24 hours.
While Blackpink has its roots in South Korea, the group’s international recognition has grown in recent years, with the group becoming an international pop success. Rosé was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, only moving to Seoul when she was 15 to participate in YG Entertainment’s recruitment program.
The girl trio has set multiple records since its debut in 2016, including the most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours. At the time, Blackpink’s hit song “How You Like That” set two Guinness World Records.