Tracing The Style Evolution Of Blackpink’s Jennie Over The Years

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

After her group member Rose, Blackpink’s Jennie made her Cannes Film Festival red carpet debut as she attended the premiere of her upcoming show The Idol.

"The Idol" Red Carpet - The 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival©GettyImages

The 27-year-old idol marked her big acting debut by turning to classic old Hollywood style in a black and white lace dress from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2020 Couture collection, paired with black bows in her hair and on her peep toe heels.

For long-term followers of the idol’s style evolution and her millions of fans over the world, it wasn’t really a surprise that she turned to Chanel for this major style moment.

Over the past years, the singer has made her love for Chanel known through her style, including her off-duty looks. In 2017, Chanel officially made her a brand ambassador and in 2021, she was named as the face of their Coco Neige collection.

CHANEL "Mademoiselle Prive" Exhibition - Photocall©GettyImages

When the group debuted in 2016, the members displayed the typical youthful and edgy aesthetic, common to many of their contemporary groups at the time. Jennie could be seen in preppy dresses and street style-inspired outfits.

Melon Music Awards 2016 (2016 MMA) at Gocheok Sky Dome©GettyImages
2017 Gaon Chart K-pop Music Awards©GettyImages

However, as the group began gaining popularity and the girls started being visible at events and fashion weeks, the individual style of each member started evolving.

This is when Jennie began gravitating more towards a more refined and classic aesthetic. For instance, the Saint Laurent blazer and trousers she was spotted in 2017 or the Alexander McQueen corset she paired with a black lace dress for the 2018 SBS Gayo Daejeon.

2018 SBS Gayo Daejeon - Red Carpet©GettyImages

Following the pandemic, the idol has been spotted in a more laidback style, especially when it comes to off-duty dressing.

Earlier this month, the idol became a Calvin Klein ambassador and released a capsule collection with the brand.

The limited edition collection drew from Jennie’s own closet and featured denim sets, T-Shirts and knitwear that reflected her personal style and preference for subtle pastel shades.

What do you think of Jennie’s Cannes debut look?