South Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun for Gucci. All images: Gucci
Equal parts sass and style, South Korean actress Jun Ji Jyun (also known as Gianna Jun) is definitely one of our favourite fashion icons.
So it was not surprising to hear that Gucci has picked her to be their first Asian ‘face’ of the Italian fashion house; in fact, we think it’s a spot-on pairing between the Korean star and the luxury brand.
Here’s why Jun Ji Jyun is such a perfect match with Gucci …
1. She’s the original My Sassy Girl
Her breakout role in the hit Korean romantic comedy My Sassy Girl was how the world got to know Jun Ji Hyun as a talented actress with comedic chops to boot. The star started her career in showbiz as a model but with this character, she made it known that she was not just any fresh-faced ingenue; she’s just as sassy as the Gucci woman we know.
2. She’s got style
Jun Ji Hyun had an envy-inducing designer wardrobe we all wanted on television series My Love from the Star. We’ve lost count of the number of times Jun Ji Hyun has aced ‘airport fashion’ in designer threads, most notably in items from Gucci.
3. She’s got the hair
We have to admit wanting those luscious “rich girl” waves that this Korean actress aces, whether on aor off-screen; all the better to model the fine jewellery and watches she is wearing too. Her locks are lightly tousled and oh-so-seventies’ Gucci, just how the era inspired Gucci’s Spring Summer 2015 womenswear collection.
Seriously, the only curiosity is why this collab hasn’t happened any sooner.