With plenty of buzz and conversation behind it, The Idol premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on May 22. BLACKPINK member Jennie Kim, who makes her acting debut in the gritty drama, hit the red carpet in an angelic midi dress by Chanel.
The white lace midi dress, designed by Virginie Viard, featured a corset silhouette on top and a voluminous lower half and tulle hem. While not necessarily fitting into standard definitions and perceptions of vintage, Jennie did turn to the house's archives for the graceful number. The dress is from Chanel's spring 2020 couture show, the first with Viard as creative director following the death of Karl Lagerfeld.
It was not the only Chanel dress on the red carpet — Lily Rose Depp wore a recreation of a mini dress originally donned by Christy Turlington in the house's fall 1994 runway show. The decidedly feminine looks noticeably contrasted against the darker subject matter of The Idol. Created, directed, and written by Euphoria's Sam Levinson, the series focuses on an aspiring pop star (played by Depp) falling into the twisted world of a self-help guru and cult leader (played by The Weeknd). Little is known so far about the extent and scope of Jennie's character Dyanne in the series, but it is exciting to see a K-Pop star crossover into Hollywood.
Jennie has been a noted lover of Chanel, becoming a global and house ambassador for the brand in 2017. Earlier this month, she made her Met Gala debut in a vintage Chanel dress from 1990. Clearly, they’re a great match.
This story first appeared in Vogue. It has been lightly edited.
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