BTS’s Park Jimin steals the show at Dior – WWD

The K-chaos continued at Dior’s show on Friday, with newly crowned global ambassador Park Jimin drawing thousands to Paris’ Place de la Concorde ahead of Kim Jones’ latest collection.

The Korean pop star was joined by his BTS bandmate J-Hope, who also attended the Louis Vuitton show on Thursday, keeping it all in the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton family.

It was the most electric front row of the week, with Jimin and J-Hope sitting between Naomi Campbell and J Balvin, just below Eddie Redmayne and Robert Pattinson.

J-Hope spoke with LVMH scion and Tag Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault through an interpreter. He said he tried to catch up on sleep after the Vuitton show on Thursday.

Despite the craziness outside, Balvin felt that the atmosphere of the shows this season is “calmer than it used to be.” He has become a regular at Paris Fashion Week and walked the Vuitton and Givenchy shows earlier in the week.

He chatted with Jimin and J-Hope at their seats and proclaimed himself a fan of BTS. When asked if there could ever be a collaboration with the group or solo members, he accepted the idea. “I met them before and I want to say they are great. I would love to, why not?

“They are doing amazing. I see how their spirits are rising”, said Balvin about the popularity of the group. “They are singing in Korean; I’m Latino and I’m singing in Spanish. It’s about having a global reach. I mean, you have to know a little about the culture and the sound, but I think it’s great. People are connecting with their music, which means they’re doing the right thing.”

Dior Pattinson’s fellow face doesn’t seem bothered by the shock and chatted with Redmayne about upcoming travel plans. Redmayne, dressed in a classic suit, accessorized Pattinson’s kilt. “A little extra ventilation,” she teased herself.

Pattinson appeared on screen to perform TS Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” with Gwendoline Christie, as the models walked to a meditative blend of his words and music.

“Kim is someone I’ve known for a long time and we have a shared history that means a lot to me,” Christie said. “Kim showed what he’s always so good at, which is being able to see in people what other people can’t necessarily see, and making connections in a different way. She meant a lot to me to come together with this text, which I had never played before, and to work with Robert Pattinson, who is one of my favorite actors.”

“It’s very overwhelming and emotional, and I loved the process of working on it,” he added.

“The White Lotus” star Adam DiMarco reflected on how much his life has changed in the past year. He set out to film the cult hit in Italy last February.

“This is all new to me, it’s a really strange world and I’m curious, I try to be a sponge and learn as much as I can. My brain is taking time to catch up with my body. It’s very surreal everything that’s been going on,” she said of his sudden fame.

DiMarco vowed not to take any dress advice from his character. “He wasn’t particularly well dressed, so I think I learned what not to do,” he said. Sporting a velor tracksuit, DiMarco said he had no idea if he would keep the borrowed duds. “He’s very comfortable, I hope so,” he said.

K-pop has dominated fashion week, with fans of J-Hope at the Vuitton show at the Louvre and Big Bang’s Taeyang at Givenchy. Follow the mobs that stood outside the Prada show in Milan for BTS’s labelmate Enhypen last week as Korean culture continues to make its mark on the fashion world.

– With contributions from Joelle Diderich