We take a closer look at Louis Vuitton’s masterpieces for Korean model/actress Jung HoYeon
The love story between Squid Game star Jung HoYeon and French luxury maison Louis Vuitton traces back to 2016 when Jung walked in the house’s spring 2017 prêt-à-porter show. This year, Jung charmed in the maison’s creations for the 2022 Emmy Awards: a silk dress, a hair piece, and a special Fortune bag. Informed by its complex hand embroidery, the high-slit dress features more than 20,000 sequins in pastel colours, forming a geometric pattern. Assembling the dress itself took a total 110 hours, reflecting the complexity of the creation. Jung’s Korean headband or cheopji is reminiscent of the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, formed through a series of crystals, sequins, and mother-of-pearl. Completing the assemblage is a custom Fortune purse, taking the shape of the iconic monogram flower when closed. Crafted using Chardin lambskin, the purse is further adorned with brass metal parts.