2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival
Stars came out in full force, from A-listers and all the way down, to the opening night of the 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival, held on September 3. The celeb list boasted some big-name actors and even a few kpoppers (Girls Generation) who turned out in fine feather on the red carpet. (Well, minus a few sartorial misses.)
Attendees included the likes of Chae Rim (above), Jang Dong-gun (below), and event representative Kim Jung-eun, for starters.
The festival, headed under the theme “Discovery, Restoration, Creation,” runs over the next week and closes on September 9.
Chae Rim and Jang Dong-gun. Gorgeous!
Ha Ji-won, in shimmering, flowy layers:
Kim Jung-eun, looking Greek goddessy and tan:
Unfortunately, I have to classify Eugene‘s bubble-skirted pink mini as “hot mess”:
Lee Hana knows what works for her, and this time it’s a touch of old-world glam:
Funnyman Kang Ho-dong looks happy to be there. Love the formal tux-vest look on Kim Min-joon:
I think this is one of the best looks of the night, but unfortunately you have to be stick-insect thin like Hong Soo-hyun to pull it off; Jang Yoon-hee looks pretty, but the cluttered bodice and the slashed, frayed-looking dress don’t work as well as they perhaps ought to:
Lee Jong-hyuk and Shin Hyun-joon look mighty dapper, but Lee Ji-hoon (sandwiched in between) might want to invest in a suit that fits:
These dresses look different in different photos but are lovely here, as worn by Lee Mi-yeon, Im Sung-min, and Lee Hye-eun (I’m always partial to modernized takes on the hanbok):
Married power couple Ha Hee-ra and Choi Su-jong, lookin’ glam; Shin Ae hikes up her long skirt to walk:
Unfortunately, it’s probably too much to expect for a perfectly dressed night, and there were some garish choices, as with Choi Jung-won and So Yu-jin‘s bright, tacky-looking misfires:
Here are a bunch of Little Black Dresses, done right and wrong:
(TOP) Eom Ji-won looks adorable and twee (and super happy to be there, which I love to see); So Yi-hyun‘s dress looks like it’s wearing her more than she’s wearing it, but she’s still cute as a button. (BELOW) Chae Shira is aging beautifully, and owns her look. Yoon So-yi‘s is a little too simple, but it’s a lot better than Yoon Jin-seo, who adds a vest, scarf, leather gloves and platform wedges to hers — she’s either trying too many styles at once or she’s going for slutty mime:
Yoo Da-hoon and Gong Hyung-jin eschew black-tie formalwear for some lighter colors, while Kim Seok-hoon goes more traditional. Actually, Yoo dresses down by ditching the tie altogether (he looks a little businessman-after-work, doesn’t he?) while Gong’s sleek white tie dresses up his muted-down look:
Members of Girls Generation (aka Soshi, aka SNSD) look like a set of Christmas ornaments, pretty but identical and not too exciting; pop band Sweet Sorrow gets away with a less formal rocker aesthetic:
The ladies of Misuda may not be bona fide celebrities, but you’d think they could try dressing for the occasion. Gingham? Leggings?
Tags: Chae Rim, Choi Su-jong, Eom Ji-won, Eugene, film festivals, Girls Generation, Ha Hee-ra, Ha Ji-won, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Jung-eun, Kim Min-joon, Lee Hana, Lee Ji-hoon, Lee Jong-hyuk, Lee Mi-yeon, Shin Ae, Shin Hyun-joon, Yoon So-yi