“2013 Style Icon Awards” feat. G-Dragon, Sistar, Lee Jong Suk, A$AP Rocky, and More!

On October 24, many celebrities flocked over to the western part of Seoul in Sangam-dong to attend “2013 Style Icon Awards” (“2013 SIA,” henceforth). Already on its sixth year, “2013 SIA” has easily become a popular awards ceremony influencing and expanding Korea’s culture overseas.

The theme this year was “Otherness” and the ceremony awarded ten most influential icons of the year along with granting select figures with special awards. There were originally fifty nominees on the official website of “2013 SIA” and the breakdown for the winners is as follows: research surveys (40%), online votes (30%), and an executive committee comprised of creative directors, stylists and photographers (30%).

So, who won what award? And, that’s not all, there are celebrities who make surprise appearances! Flip through the pages to find out!

Awards Ceremony Part 1


The first performance to kickstart the event: JUUN.J Fashion Show


Gong Hyo Jin presents the first style icon award to “21st Century Pure Man” …

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Lee Jong Suk!

On his way down to the stage, he accepted a fan’s paper brown bag gift. (Can you spot it in the picture?)


BFFs Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun presents the second style icon “Culture Coup d’Etat” award to…


their good buddy G-Dragon from Big Bang!

G-Dragon commented that he’s happier than he can accept the award from his friends.

Next up, model Hye Back announces the winner of the first special award “Style Specialist” to..


fashion designer JUUN.J.

He reminisced in his speech about the good ol’ days and revealed that Karl Lagerfeld was his first client.


Goo Joon Yup (aka DJ KOO) announces the next performers for the night..


the members of Crayon Pop singing their signature hit “Bar Bar Bar” with backup dancers in various uniforms.


Goo Joon Yup then awards them the “New Icon.”

Next: Who receives the “Child Actor to Man” award? Click on the next page to find out!

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Currently filming for sitcom “Potato Star,” actors Noh Nu Hyun and Seo Ye Ji announces the next style icon..

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actor Yeo Jin Goo. He humbly accepts the award and comments that “[he’ll] think that the award was a way to tell [him] to work harder.”

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Designers Park Seung Gun, Choi Bum Suk, and Go Tae Yong presents the special “Best K-Style” award to..

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Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and actor Choi Min Hyuk! Sooyoung confirms Taeyeon’s previous hint that the girls will soon greet the public with new music.

Next up, A$AP Rocky hits the floor with “Fashion Killa” with DJ Hector Delgado.


2NE1’s CL makes a surprise appearance and presents him with the special “Global Icon” award.


He gives another performance covering “Wild for the Night” with DJ Hector Delgado.

Next: Awards Ceremony Part 2. Going deeper into the ceremonial night.. what happens next??

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The “SNL Korea” crew presented the next style icon award to Shin Dong Yeop, the “19+ Comedy God.” Tilda Swinton is awarded as a “Queen of Snowy Country” style icon.

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Designer Jung Gu Ho and singer Seo In Young presents next style icon, “Romantic Comedy Goddess” to..


Gong Hyo Jin! She was worried that the public already forgot her since her last drama “Master’s Sun” has ended three weeks ago.. but fans in the audience were quick to reassure her that she’s not forgotten.


A special performance by three contestants (Kim Myung Kyu, Lee Sun Tae, Han Sun Chan) from survival program “Dancing 9.”

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Kim Jin Pyo, Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun, and Danny Ahn presents the special award “Chevrolet- Find New Star” to..


Clara, who said, “I’m not sure if I’m able to stand on this stage to accept this present.” She continues, “I’m happy and want to be like a vitamin to everyone.” 


G-Dragon works the crowd with his latest tracks “Niliria” and “Crooked.”

Next: Awards Ceremony part 3. Who wins the top prize of the night? Can it be..?

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Model Kang Seung Hyun, TV personality Oh Jae Hyung, model Hwang So Hee, and designer Jang Min Young announces the special “Contents of the Year” award to..


Producer Na Young Suk, who’s affectionately called Na PD. He’s the mastermind behind the first season of variety program “1 Night and 2 Days” and managed to create a sensation out of “Grandpas Over Flowers.”

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Girl group Sistar confidently performs “Give It To Me.” Afterwards, they received the style icon prize..

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“Strong Music Among Girl Groups” award.


Girls’ Generation’s Sunny makes a special appearance to present a style icon award to..

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“The World-Travelling Luggage Boy” Lee Seo Jin! He looked really shy accepting the award.

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Stylist Jung Yoon Gi and 2AM’s Im Seulong presents the style icon to..

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Jung Woo Sung, the “Homme Fatale.” The actor stated, “It’s been a long time since I’ve greeted you with a movie, so I’m happy and thankful.”

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Dynamic Duo is honored the style icon title as “Hip Hop’s Pride.”

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They immediately turn the acceptance speech into a performance of their track “Three Dopeboyz.”

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Shin Dong Yeop and CJ’s executive director of brand communication Noh Hee Young presents the most prestigious award of the night, “Style Icon of the Year.” The honor goes to..

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Big Bang’s G-Dragon!

Stay tuned for Soompi’s exclusive photos of the red carpet coming soon!

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