NCT‘s Jeno is the first K-Pop idol to open a show at New York Fashion Week, and his runway debut has been driving netizens wild!
Jeno already had all eyes on him after attending Vogue World, the celebration of Vogue‘s 130th anniversary. He not only managed to gather plenty of new A-list celebrity friends, but he had even a security guard and a photographer mesmerized by his unreal visuals.
His runway debut, however, has managed to surpass that, leaving fans everywhere absolutely shook. Jeno opened designer Peter Do‘s fashion show, proving once again that an NCT and Peter Do collaboration will always be gold.
The designer chose to dress Jeno in a striking outfit that consisted of a loosely open white shirt, an elegant black suit jacket, wide black silk pants, and a pair of impressive platform heels.
Except, unlike his outfit forVogue World, his runway look did not expose his chest and abs. Instead, it revealed his back and legs through daring cutout slits.
The look was an instant hit and has since been on the receiving end of much enthusiastic praise.
lee jeno wearing heels, backless suit and his hairstyle. peter do really knows how to style jeno. he actually slayed this. pic.twitter.com/bI0vSBMZrf
— loffy (@hyckflmz) September 13, 2022
THE HEELS. THE WALK. THE BACK AND LEG SLIT. THE FACE. HE IS TOO GOOD pic.twitter.com/jLjWMyGgTN
— paige (@sunsetjeno) September 13, 2022
WALK THEM OFF JENO!! 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/QbM5a7dXuv
— 4:23 (@jnlfolder) September 13, 2022
jeno's hair slicked back, the back sleeve, the heels, the slit on his pants. all over to his fit for today… he look so hella FINE 🖤 pic.twitter.com/cUGKRfFsxQ
— ㅈ (@jenjaemfile) September 13, 2022
face heels legs backless so many details and every single thing makes the whole look look even more perfect on jeno pic.twitter.com/BAaOlHSviT
— san (@jenosjae) September 13, 2022
NCTzens also couldn’t help joking that Jeno is, in fact, “bringing sexy back.”
jeno lee bringing sexy back for new york fashion show! pic.twitter.com/lPouRpreiq
— this is real (@jjcuts) September 13, 2022
jeno lee really bringing the sexy back… 🖤 pic.twitter.com/nfdTS1jG4i
— this is real (@jjcuts) September 14, 2022
They’re definitely not wrong, as Jeno’s backless suit also elicited the funniest response from SHINee‘s Key, whom Jeno recently collaborated with. Key hilariously joked about where all the real work happened…and it’s hard not to agree!
key left a comment on jeno’s ig post:
jeno’s ig caption: everyone worked so hard~~
key: your back worked the hardest pic.twitter.com/3xOAbuV7sA
— 젠몽 (@jenmong23) September 14, 2022
Overall, Jeno’s insanely successful runway debut proves just how hard he has been working this year, especially considering he performed in NCT DREAM‘s huge concert at Jamsil Olympic Stadium only a few days ago (where he also went viral). NCTzens have been expressing how proud they are of his achievements…
no cause jeno was chosen to open a fashion show without any prior experiences and here he is slaying his first ever runway walk 😭 so proud of you, jeno lee 👏#JENOatNYFW#JENOrunwaydebut#PETERDOxJENO
— erni. (@_renjxn) September 13, 2022
…and hoping to see much more of “model Jeno” in the future, since Jeno himself is looking forward to repeating the experience.
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JENO: i was very nervous as it was my very first time doing a fashion show, but still, it was a very fun experience. it would be nice to have this kind of experience more often in the future too. thank you.#JENOatNYFW#JENOrunwaydebut#PETERDOxJENO pic.twitter.com/kuxZ21iJfs
— Ⓙ archive (@jjarchiv) September 13, 2022
A very well-deserved congratulations to Jeno on his runway debut!
Read further about his viral appearance at Vogue World right here.