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2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet

And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of this year’s festival.

The Busan Film Festival is still rebuilding and recovering in recent years, after controversy stemming from its choice to screen the documentary film Diving Bell (The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol) in 2014, which led to local government opposition, boycotts, and the festival’s government funding getting slashed severely.

The festival has stuck to its guns in support of artistic freedom, but at the same time, many creative guilds and associations have boycotted the festival to make a statement against political interference, and the festival is still at odds with the local government. Some of Korea’s larger films are still unable to screen at Busan for these reasons. Chungmuro veteran Kim Eui-sung (A Quiet Dream, W–Two Worlds, Train to Busan) chose to attend with a placard in support of independent artists:

Some of the boycotts were lifted and many stars and directors were in attendance despite the ongoing controversy, and thankfully the festival seems to be recovering with a full program, of 301 films from 69 countries this year. A typhoon required a last-minute change of venue as well, but the opening event was able to go on as scheduled, with MCs Han Hyo-joo (W–Two Worlds; Love, Lies) and Sol Kyung-gu (Lucid Dream) front and center.

The Buil Film Awards will be held the following night, so today it’s just red carpet entrances. As the biggest film festival in Korea and the marquee event celebrating indie filmmaking, I can only hope that the Busan International Film Festival will rebuild and continue to grow in the coming years.

Here’s the cast of the night’s big opening film, Chunmong (A Quiet Dream):

 

Chunmong’s leading actress Han Ye-ri is having a great year, and we’ll probably be seeing a lot of her at awards ceremonies this year. Here she is with co-star Lee Joo-young. I love this dress on Han Ye-ri, even though it looks slightly bulky for her tiny frame. But it’s a really sophisticated look — the white shirt makes it effortlessly chic somehow — and I absolutely love her hair and makeup. I am heading to my closet right now to dig up a strapless dress to wear with a white shirt, and looking up the name of her lipstick.




 

Han Hyo-joo (Love, Lies) opted for sleek black. The overall effect is modern and sexy, and I love that she’s not wearing something pink or blush, though black does seem to be the theme for the night. The gold strap detailing on the back and the cut keeps it from being boring black, and she looks gorgeous and her makeup is flawless.



 

Sol Kyung-gu (Lucid Dream) was Han Hyo-joo’s co-MC for the event (the two were co-stars in 2013’s Cold Eyes), and he looks happy and handsome in a classic tux.

 

I wish Park So-dam (Snow Paths, Run-Off) had worn something edgier, because this dress seems a bit old on her. The neckline is pretty and it’s an elegant dress (I do like the teal color, though it looks black in most pictures), but as a rising young starlet, I want to see her in the most fashion-forward dresses. Also, I miss her super short pixie hair. But it’s nice to see Cinderella back to being the belle of the ball after two back-to-back dramas.


 

Coffee Mate co-stars Yoon Jin-seo and Oh Ji-ho arrived with director Lee Hyun-ha. Yoon Jin-seo looks amazing, like she just got back from a tropical vacation with perfectly sun-kissed skin and hair, which the dress only accentuates. The envy is real.


 

Now I can only ever see Yeh Ji-won (Revivre) as her hilarious Oh Hae-young Again character, and everything she does seems funny to me. I don’t love the straitjackety bodice-collar on her dress, but it does create an interesting silhouette, and gives the dress a modern feel. She seems like someone who enjoys having fun with fashion.

 

Her Revivre co-star Ahn Sung-ki is dapper, as always.

 

Celebrated veteran director Im Kwon-taek (Revivre), with his wife.

 

Jo Min-soo (Venus Talk, Pieta), why is your dress cut to sag on the sides of all places, and why does it look like you left your dress at home and just wore your nightgown?


 

Jo Eun-hyung played the childhood counterpart to Kim Min-hee in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, and she’s wearing the most adorable little dress. The headband is what kills me — it’s so perfect! I hope we’ll be getting a whole parade of cute outfits from her this awards season.


 

Lee Yi-kyung (Curtain Call), with Jung Yeon-joo (Goodbye Single, SNL Korea) in more head-to-toe black.


 

Lee El (Inside Men) looks great in what is considered a big splash of color on this red carpet, with her shimmery silver dress. It probably stands out more because everyone else is wearing black, but you can’t go wrong with a blingy, form-fitting dress — it’s a classic for a reason.


 

Veteran Kim Eui-sung (A Quiet Dream, Train to Busan) recently played Han Hyo-joo’s dad in W–Two Worlds, which is why I still shout, “Dad!” every time I see him. After playing a drunk, disheveled manhwa artist who sometimes had no face, the red carpet look is a big step up. I love the purple shirt!

 

Ken Watanabe, in more burgundy/purple, was there with director Lee Sang-il for their movie Anger.

 

Bae Jong-ok (Bubblegum) and Seo Jung-yeon (Descended From the Sun) came together as co-stars for the movie In Between Seasons. Their dresses are better together than apart because it’s clear that they coordinated (so cute), though I do love Bae Jong-ok’s white gown on its own too. It has just the right amount of bling and I love the sleeves.


 

Kim Ki-duk, will you ever not look like a homeless man? The famed director was there with his new film The Net, and though lead actor Ryu Seung-beom was missing in action, co-stars Choi Gwi-hwa, Ahn Ji-hye, and Hwang Gun were there. I see what Ahn Ji-hye was going for with the white pantsuit, but a wide leg with a wide shoulder makes for a terrible outline if you ask me.



 

Aw, Ohn Joo-wan (Time Renegades) looks so good. Does he normally look this cute, or is he just especially adorable in his slim-fitted tux and sleek red carpet hair? It’s probably the smile, but it doesn’t hurt that he’s well-dressed.


 

Lee Hye-eun and Chae Bin were co-stars for the new movie Come, Together and they came together (hur). Their dresses are meh, but at least Lee Hye-eun (Oh Hae-young Again) added some color to the evening.


 

Veteran director Kwak Kyung-taek (The Classified File, Friend) was also in attendance. I don’t know why jeans on the red carpet are like PD street cred, but they just are.

 

Prettyyyy. Choi Min-ho was there with his new movie Two Men (Derailed) along with his co-stars Jung Da-eun, Kim Young-jae, and Lee Yoo-jin. Min-ho looks shockingly good with silver hair, or maybe it’s the whole effect with the perfectly fitted black tux and sudden splash of white, but whatever it is, he looks good.




 

Ki Joo-bong and Oh Jung-hwan were there for the film Merry Christmas Mr. Mo.

 

Their Merry Christmas Mr. Mo co-star Go Won-hee wears a nice bright splash of red. It’s well-fitted and I love the ponytail, but most importantly I’m just happy to see someone wear color.

 

Kim Bo-sung (Analog Human) in his signature black sunglasses and pose. I almost didn’t recognize him without his Elvis hair, but who else would make that pose in every photo?

 

Seo Ri-seul (I Like Sexy Women) had the unfortunate combination of the night: a barely-on dress and a lot of tripping. Even with that, I think the worst part is the fact that her dress doesn’t seem like it’s attached to her body in any way. That can’t be comfortable, though I suppose it explains her stiff, awkward posing. I would be the same if I had to concentrate that hard to hold my dress up with only the power of my mind.

Via OBS, Star Seoul TV

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thank you for the article and photos. Busan IFF was not interrupted by typhoon Chaba?

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Unfortunately someone didn't make it to the red carpet last night. MBLAQ Seungho arrived late due to stucked in traffic jam if I'm not mistaken.
He was supposed to walk on the red carpet with veteran actor/singer Yoon Sooil and child actress Lee Chaemi.
His new movie Rock N Roll Grandpa premieres in BIFF.

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I would like Han Ye-ri's outfit more if the white sleeves were more fitted.

Han Hyo-joo looks gorgeous.

Aw Jung Yeon-joo! I haven't seen her since Witch's Romance.

I'm not a fan of the silver color, but Choi Min-ho's hair is perfectly cut and styled! Sleek and handsome.

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Agree. Her white sleeves looks so big for her, and I think it will be more gorgeous if it is fitted.

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Han Ye-Ri's dress pretty much fits the characters she plays. It was good.

But Park So Dam's dress looked odd. Han Hyo Joo showing lot of back. ahem. Trying to be a bit Sexy.

Yoon Jin Seo and Lee el looked beautiful. All these gowns with little touchups feels quite repetitive.

Dad was the best looking one out of all.

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Oh no, fitted sleeves would have been boring, here Han Yeri is making a fashion statement. The whole look is a win.

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Ohn Joo Wan and his dimples are ??❤️?

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And he wore black socks! So thats a plus point!! :D

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Yeah boy he was adorable. When is he coming back to dramas?

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Best dressed for me is Bae Jong-ok.

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Yeh JiWon likes to have fun with EVERYTHING, not just fashion. She's a (4)4-year-old wild mare. Hee! ?

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Minho just looks so deliciously gorgeous ? his hair really really suits him ??

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I'm really surprised at how the silver hair just goes so well with the super formal attire. He looks so good and put together. And pretty, so very pretty.

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I don't normally bother about Minho as he can't act. But man the silver hair really suits him. Suddenly he looked so masculine and manly.

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Minho is hot hot hot! You're right he is DELICIOUSLY gorgeous. Too bad that girl beside him seems bored.

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My favorite dress - Lee El! This lady knows how to dress up. Her signature of bold lipstick in most of her roles, and she looks different with different colour, different in a good way.

Yoo Jin Seo also looks gorgeous. Her makeup is flawless. Han Ye Ri- her lipstick is gorgeous. Wish the white shirt a little bit more fitted.

I wish this year awards - more colours.

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I have a new favorite CMH look!

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I'm still not over the So Dam, Minho ship in Because. Seeing them in one post brings up thoak feels. I need a pic with them & Lee Yi Kyung bae.

I love unni's dress. It looks amazing in all its shades. And the cut is flawless. It's perfect for her. Though I do really miss her pixie.

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I'm wondering if they have color codes for red carpets since the celebs almost always wear black/white/pale pink

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Lee El looks amazing, unsurprisingly. Favorite look here.

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I like PSD's dress but I'm more amused at how it looks like it's a different colour in every photo.

Blue and black vs white and gold anyone? ?

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LOL! Power of her dress, maybe? How i wish it looks more teal-ish actually.

I'm always yawning looking every awards - dresses are practically black and white. Or in few cases - pale pink, red, gold. China awards probably have more varieties.

If I were to attend any of these awards, I have so many designs and colors I will want to wear!

Well, dreaming is not a crime :P

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Yeah me too! I'd totally want to have an excuse to dress up in a pretty (non black/white) dress. Lol. Like you said- we can dream. ?

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lol, that blue/white/gold dress travesty was even on international news headlines! The best part was reading peoples reactions.

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dad kim eui sung is cute with his FB post LOL

he said he made an embarrassing mistakes forgetting N letter in his placard...stay cute dad!!

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Such a Dad thing to do!

The real star of W (after the script). Though idk perhaps Soo-bong is the real real star of W who had this dream called W....:):)).

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Kim Eui-sung is the main reason why I watched W. I dropped it early then came back and ff to all his scenes.
I'm glad his movie career isn't slowing down at his age.

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ikr usually when you put veteran actors in roles other than the usual parent role they are the stand outs of the show.

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LOL i just saw his instagram post with his 'daughter'. His caption was something like "oh my daughter.." lol. idk, i thought that was cute. because his daughter is wearing a backless dress hahaha.

It is surprising to me how much impact the father daughter relationship left to me, that when i see him. I see hhj's father. LOL

Probably because ive never seen him playing a father plus father-daughter relationship is rarely highlighted in a drama which is a pity because im super close to my late dad and i cannot imagine growing up without him.

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waaaaa!!!
ken watanabe ojii-saaaannn!!! daisuki yoo~
oh! sorry! this is korean web so.. what's korean for 'i'm a huge fans. i like you so much though you're my grandpa's age but you're a supercool grandpa'?? ?

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I believe Yona (or one of the moms in Reply88) said, "if he's handsome, he's an Oppa".

Just replace handsome with cool. And there you go. Ken Oppa. ^____^

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i think it's ji sung's yona. thats reminds me to when he called taecyeon "oppa~" and taec fall to his knees ?

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Korean actresses are so lovely looking but their fashion choices are always dull and safe (happy to be corrected). On the other hand Chinese actresses really know how to bring the drama and the Japanese do modern quirky so well.

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So many talented directors here!
Celebrated veteran director Im Kwon-taek <3333333333. Director Kim Ki-duk - king of short films <3.

Excited for my girl Han Ye-ri and her director co-stars. Looking forward to Chunmong. I'm glad it's finally out.

Yay for some of my fav film actors : Kim Eui-sung, Sol Kyung-gu, Ahn Sung-ki, Ken Watanabe.....
Bae Jong-ok, Go Won-hee, Park So-dam.

Thanks for making my day. I wish I was there.....

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Daddy Oh Jiho has no solo hot? ?

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I would be the same if I had to concentrate that hard to hold my dress up with only the power of my mind
Glad I was done with my coffee by the time I came to the end of the article.

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Yay for 2 Amazing veteran directors!

Celebrated veteran director Im Kwon-taek <33333333333 (much respect).
Director Kim Ki-duk - king of short films <3.

My girl Han Ye-ri and 3 of her director co-stars <3. Chunmong is finally out, yay!
Bae Jong-ok and the growing young talents: Go Won-hee and Park So-dam.

Some of my fav film actors: Ahn Sung-ki,Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Eui-sung, Ken Watanabe....

Thank you GF for making my day!

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Waiting to see Chumong and Worst Woman.

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There is like 3 Korean movies showing at my local theatre so I'm hoping to see Chumong here too.

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I think this would be Director Im Kwon-taek's 102nd films. Amazing career! He was the first Korean to win any awards from Cannes and he did it with "Painted Fire"in 2002.

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Park So Dam's dress looks so similar to what Song Hye Kyo wore to last year's BIFF. Isn't it the same dress?

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/actor-song-hyekyo-is-photographed-on-april-16-2014-in-beijing-china-picture-id455154444?s=594x594

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Oh, it does look similar... they have different vibes though. SHK totally looks like a mature actress while PSD looks adorable and cute in hers. Both pretty, of course.

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omo choi minho looks like a magical creature with that hair

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<i would rather talk about movies that are shown on a festival, than dresses. but I just must say... even if you scorn at the dressing up and red carpet and just want to make art, Kim Ki.Duk, you are being disrespectful by not even combing your hair. everyone else made an effort, you think you´re such a genius you don´t need to?

but alas, he is one of three that made me look longer than 0,2 seconds though. The other is Kim Eui-Sung, you look bold, but lonely. I guess everyone is afraid to approach No-Face...

and Min-ho just stands out with his styling aesthetically.

Han Ye Ri is the boss, but womens´looks aren´t for commenting.

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Thank you GF for explaining the politics surrounding BIFF, that was an interesting read! Han Hyo-joo again slayed the red carpet with her gorgeousness <3! Great seeing her reuniting with Dad too :D

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The girl with the silver dress looked REGAL.

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Lee El, Lee El, Lee El!!!

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Han Ye-ri!!! <3

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oof, i'm not sure i agree with girlfriday's opinion on han ye-ri. she looks oddly truncated, and like she's wearing a quilt. what an odd choice.

actually, none of the (younger) women stood out to me. maybe bae jong-ok's dress i liked, and the actress who wore the red dress. i'm a sucker for red dresses on red carpets. han hyo-joo can be pretty looking when dolled up, but she looked a bit tired and bloated here to me.

i think i liked park so-dam's look the best. it's definitely a dress i've seen before—jenny packham, if i'm not mistaken, worn by kate middleton and a number of other korean celebrities. it's a really flattering, elegant dress and i've never seen anyone look bad in it. though park does look a bit dull in it—she could have amped it up with stronger makeup, or statement jewelry. but i'm sure she felt pretty in it.

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Park So Dam looks so pretty.

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I'm going to disagree w/ GF about Han Ye-ri's hair/make-up and dress.

HYR has sharp features, so that red lipstick and sharply pulled back hair only makes her features more sharp (hard); a softer and more natural looking palette suits HYR better.

As for the dress, an interesting concept, but the execution wasn't quite there.

As for Yeh Ji-won, see that she tried for something different as well, but likewise w/o success (didn't find YJW's character in OHYA to be anything close to "hilarious" - more annoying and kinda stupid, unlike her character in "The Producers" which was funny, but hope she doesn't get typecast into doing "weird" roles).

Was Ahn Ji-hye going for the ghost look?

Seo Ri-seul's dress is like a bad prom dress from the '80s.

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I love Han Ye-ri to pieces but I am so not into her outfit. She has a gorgeous body to be seen with oversized .....not sure what to call this lol.

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I love the lady in blue suit. Its chic and confident.

Lee El. seeing her makes me happy m I want her in more things. She's giving me Stephanie Lee vibes in YongPal.

The child actress is adorable. So bubbly and happy!

Is it bad to say Director Im Kwon Tae's wife looks like a Cheabol wife? I want her handbag!

Kim Ki Duk just gives me the creeps. What he's wearing doesn't help.

The lady in the fancy nightgown m..no comment except that she looks oily and sweaty. Wonder what she was up to that had her in her nightgown on the red carpet.

Park So Dam really is Cinderella. So beautiful as always!

I'm loving the white suit/wide pants thingy on Ahn Ji Hye. At least its different and bold. Plus she stands out in that picture among all the tuxes.

In one group shot of Han Ye Ri and her co-star, there's a guy in jeans and glasses that looks lost. lol, cracking me up!

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Kim Ki Duk wearing Yeezy's.

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This is just Kim Ki Duk even in Cannes of all festival. Nothing new lol.

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He looks like an escaped mountain-temple Monk who was given sanctuary in the city and wore the next modern clothes he could find.

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It's good to see Ken Watanabe looking healthy and handsome since he announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for stomach cancer...

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Park Sodam's dress looks matrimony, but she looks so beautiful and and youthful in it that I can't blame her.

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BB cream...foundation...whatever you call it.....hope they spread it not only on their faces but also on their necks...some look like ghouls :-(

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I love Han Ye Ri's look. She looks cute. She often has something interesting on, on the Red Carpet. She has a bunch of great, sexy looks too. I like her style.

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Yoo Ah In's (Ryu Seung Wan) movie "Veteran" just won best movie at today's Buil Award. Congrats!

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Who is the LJK lookalike?? Blue tux. He is in Choi Min-ho's entourage.

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I like Han Ye-ri's look, but my first thou

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...eck, got cut off...

My first thought on her dress was that it's a very modernized hanbok, so the unusual length and puffy sleeves seemed appropriate for that look.

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