KUALA LUMPUR: Jennie of popular K-Pop girl group BlackPink was in Paris recently for the Chanel 2019/20 Fall-Winter Ready-To-Wear Collection Show which took place at the Grand Palais.
Looking resplendently elegant in an all-white Chanel attire with her black hair tied back, the South Korean idol also managed to make a fan’s day while in the French capital.
According to Koreaboo, the fan, who goes by the usernames kppzer (Instagram) and Bfzer (Twitter), was lucky to catch Jennie in her car. The K-Pop star rolled down the car window to accept her fan letter and spoke with the star-struck fan, or Blink as they’re known, briefly. During the short chat, Jennie apparently said “do not cry”.
In her Twitter post, the fan wrote: “I told her that I loved her, that she is important to many people, that she should stay strong and not listen to enemies. I told her that we love her as she is, that we love Jennie badass and pretty Jennie and that she never changes for someone because she is already perfect.”
She added: “Oh my god, today is the happiest day of my life. I saw Jennie, talked to her and gave her my letter. She opened the window to me when she saw me crying and said ‘do not cry’, how can people find that haughty?”
On a different note, other Blinks were apparently questioning why fellow BlackPink member Lisa was not present at the recent Paris Fashion Week.
With Jennie being the centre of attention as Chanel’s muse at the event, many fans wondered why Lisa was not present since she was previously reported to be the next face of Celine. Apparently, another K-Pop star, Irene from Red Velvet, was also spotted at the happening affair.
A fan expressed her disappointment on Twitter with: “A muse of Celine who cannot go to a Celine event during Paris Fashion Week. Yes... it’s Lisa.”
A slew of tweets from other Blinks put the blame on BlackPink’s agency, YG Entertainment, for not letting Lisa go for the do. One wrote: “I wanted Lisa to come to Paris so much, omggg I’m so sad that it’s the second time I lost my chance to see her because of YG.”
Another said: “It’s funny how Rose, Jisoo and Lisa could not attend New York Fashion Week even though they were in New York but Jennie is gonna travel to Paris for Paris Fashion Week. Lol, YG jokes.”
But some Netizens had pointed out that it was due to the tight schedules and conflicting commitments that resulted in the way things turned out.
Apparently, the Chanel portion of the event had fit nicely into BlackPink’s current tour schedule but the date for the Celine show had clashed with the K-Pop group’s concert in Taipei.