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South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo and singer Jennie of K-pop girl group Blackpink made their Met Gala debut in New York on Monday.

The theme this year for the annual fund-raising gala, held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty, in tribute to the late German designer and creative director of French luxury fashion house Chanel.

Jennie, an ambassador for Chanel, wore a vintage 1990s Chanel black-and-white bowed dress at the invitation-only event.

The 27-year-old singer told Vogue magazine at the event that fellow Blackpink member Rose gave her some advice for the night: “Rose was here (in 2021) and said, ‘Go and have fun.’ So, that’s the plan for today.”

Song, a brand ambassador for Fendi, stepped onto the Met Gala carpet in a pink dress from the Italian brand with Mr Serge Brunschwig, Fendi’s chief executive.

The 41-year-old actress hinted at her possible appearance at the Met Gala when she posted photos of herself in New York on social media on Sunday. She also posted a wefie of herself and Jennie on Instagram Stories early on Tuesday with the hashtag #metgala.

South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo (left) and Blackpink member Jennie in a wefie at the Met Gala on May 1
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Hong Kong-born singer Jackson Wang, brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, made a stunning appearance in a suit custom-made by the French label’s atelier.

The 29-year-old artiste’s unique sense of style, distinctive onstage looks and insightful perspective on the industry as the founder of fashion label Team Wang Design have always made him a favourite among fashion houses.

He flew straight to New York to attend fashion’s biggest night after finishing three gigs of his world tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.

This article was first published in The Straits Times.