G-Dragon listed among Business of Fashion's top 500 global fashion influencers
Business of Fashion's new BoF 500 for 2015 has been announced, and BIGBANG's G-Dragon is listed among the top 500 people considered to be the most influential in shaping the $1 trillion global fashion industry. Not only is the K-pop star one of only 5 Koreans honored in the exclusive list, but he is the only Korean musician. Find out more and see what G-Dragon said about it.
The "BoF 500" is the list of today's top fashion influencers from more than 55 countries, according to London-based Business of Fashion, which announced the following on September 22:
"Today we unveil the third annual #BoF500, featuring the most influential people shaping the global fashion industry in 2015."
Business of Fashion announced the new BoF 500 along with an illustration by Instagram sensation Helen Downie. The illustration shows G-Dragon along with 7 other global trend-setters: American models Lucky Blue Smith and Gigi Hadid, model Bhumika Arora from India, Chinese popstar Li Yuchun, Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing from France, and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom.
The BoF 500 for 2015 also includes such celebrities as Amal Clooney, Caitlyn Jenner, and Rihanna among the 103 new entrants. Korea has 5 individuals included in the prestigious list, and G-Dragon stands out as the only musician from Korea while the others are design industry leaders.
Just in case anyone doesn't know who G-Dragon is, you can read up on him in this extensive profile compiled by the fans at Business of Fashion, explaining why G-Dragon is selected and extolling his "inimitable, chaemeleon-like style."
G-Dragon also posted his ecstatic thanks to the BoF on his Instagram, saying, "IT'S AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF #BoF500 2015..."
Congratulations to the amazing G-Dragon!
It is an awesome achievement for the 27-year-old singer-songwriter who started his music career at the age of 5. Find out more by watching BIGBANG: The Beginning: