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BTS’ hanbok from ‘Idol’ MV to be put on display

  • Published : Sept 26, 2018 - 13:12
  • Updated : Sept 26, 2018 - 13:12

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Korea’s traditional hanboks worn by BTS in its music video for “Idol” will be put on display.

The Gangnam Tourist Information Center said Tuesday that a total of seven traditional garments, worn by each member, will be displayed at the center, located in Sinsa-dong in Seoul, from Sept. 28 to Oct 7, as a part of “2018 Gangnam Festival.”

The hanbok exhibition will take place at the center’s outdoor square on its first floor from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors are also able to try on hanboks of same designs on the second floor of the building.

In the music video for “Idol,” BTS’ recent hit which shows an ample use of Korean traditional elements, the members had shown the aesthetics of hanbok’s beauty to the world by dressing in stylishly modernized silky rob-like garments, which were designed by famous hanbok designer Baek Oak-soo.

The attires were made by simple black fabric lined with fleshy gold and without including the traditional goreum, which is a ribbon attached to the jacket.

BTS recently became the first Korean act to address a UN session, where group leader RM made a nearly seven-minute speech at the launch of UN’s new youth initiative Generation Unlimited during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday.

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