On January 16, multiple industry insiders confirmed Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Taeyang have been invited as celebrity guests to Paris Fashion Week. It has also been revealed they were both offered to walk down the runway. However, they declined since they are not professional models.
Paris Fashion Week is currently taking place until January 19 showcasing the 2014 Fall/Winter menswear. G-Dragon and Taeyang departed from Korea on January 15 and will be staying in Paris until January 20. They will be returning January 22 KST.
This is not the first time G-Dragon and Taeyang have attended fashion shows. Last January, G-Dragon was in charge of the menswear fashion show for the French clothing brand Mugler. Nicola Formichetti, famous for being Lady Gaga’s stylist, designed the clothes featured in the fashion show while listening to G-Dragon’s music. Taeyang has already displayed his sense of fashion during “2014 Spring/Summer Paris Fashion Week.”
G-Dragon and Taeyang’s excursion to Paris this time around is grabbing much attention since the two best friends and trendsetters will be attending the event together. They gained much popularity as individual artists as well as members of Big Bang, and their style and fashion have significantly influenced the fashion industry.
As a result, Big Bang has been the center of YG Entertainment’s new business plan. YG Entertainment will be partnering with Cheil Industries Inc. in launching a new brand that will target the global fashion market. There are high expectations of how G-Dragon and Taeyang will set another Hallyu boom in the fashion world as leaders of YG’s fashion business.