Actress and model Jung Ho Yeon has had one of the most jam-packed few years of a Korean celebrity. Starting as a model, Jung Ho Yeon shot to fame with her role as Sae Byeok in the hit Korean show Squid Game.
Since then, Jung Ho Yeon has continued to receive praise and popularity worldwide and at global events.
Recently, the cast of Squid Game made history at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Yet, even before winning big at the awards, the cast shined on the red carpet. Dressed in their best looks, the cast all gained the attention of viewers worldwide.
As expected, Jung Ho Yeon once again became the main event. It wasn’t surprising that she was described as one of the best-dressed attendees.
According to Louis Vuitton, the beautifully beaded dress was created just for Jung Ho Yeon and took 110 hours to make and an extra 490 hours for the embroidery.
Although it is aesthetically beautiful, fans were amazed to find out that all the details were intentional and showcased Jung Ho Yeon’s pride in being Korean.
In close-up pictures from the event and from Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram page, netizens noticed a beautiful and unique hair accessory in the model’s short bobbed look.
According to designers, the hairpiece was also specially made for Jung Ho Yeon but with Korean influences. For many who are aware of Korean culture, it will be a familiar piece.
It was inspired by the petals of chrysanthemum flowers and can see elements of the traditional Korean jewelry known as Cheopji. It is a Korean hair accessory decorating the chignon of ladies. In particular, for fans of K-Dramas, the hairpiece might seem more recognizable, especially in those set in the past.
When the photos were shared, netizens couldn’t stop praising the actress for incorporating Korean culture into her look. Many even joked that she was doing more for the Korean culture than the government officials.
Yet, it isn’t the first time the actress has been praised for ensuring that the Korean culture is incorporated into her looks. Earlier in the year, the cast of Squid Game attended the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards!
Even before the awards started, the cast of the hit show gained attention for their glamorous outfits and looks. As expected, lead actress Jung Ho Yeon stunned fans from the second she stepped onto the red carpet.
Yet, alongside a Louis Vuitton custom dress that took over 210 hours to create, Jung Ho Yeon revealed that she wanted to bring a piece of Korea with her to the show and incorporate it into her look.
At first, it might not seem obvious, but Jung Ho Yeon explained that it was all in the detail of her hairpiece. The model was wearing a daenggi, which is a traditional Korean ribbon used to tie up and decorate braided hair.
We actually made this daenggi. It’s a hairpiece they created for us and for that look.
— Jung Ho Yeon
Once again, Jung Ho Yeon and the cast of Squid Game have proved just how humble and inspiring they are. No matter the fame they’ve achieved, they always appreciate everything and want to showcase their own culture to the world.
You can read more about Jung Ho Yeon’s Korean pride being reflected during global events.