International celebrities rocking the Korean hanbok
Over the past few years, people have started to raise awareness over Korea and its beautiful culture. This means that people worldwide also got to know the traditional Korean custom: the hanbok. Every year, around 1,6 million tourists come to the capital city of Korea, Seoul to enjoy its culture, traditions, and all the wonderful things it has to offer for the thirsty souls looking for adventure.
The Korean obsession has not been ignored by the most famous celebrities around the world. In recent years, celebrities have shown up on special occasions wearing the Korean hanbok.
- Britney Spears. She made a public appearance in 2003 dressed in a pink hanbok completed with a jokduri headpiece. It was reported at the time that she had made a last-minute decision to wear a Hanbok instead of her prearranged outfit. She was in Korea to promote her fourth album ‘In The Zone’ and made the appearance with a classic Hanbok.
- Paris Hilton. She visited Seoul and left a remarkable view behind. Paris was wearing a hanbok that is still frequently seen at formal events, like weddings. ‘I wish I had more time here… I’d love to see the Korean palaces, architecture and old streets,’ Paris said.
- Nicky Hilton. She came to visit Seoul in 2005. Nicky showed off her hanbok look with a white jeogori top and black chima, with a white ribbon tied around her waist. In an interview, she said she had looked for an opportunity to try on the hanbok custom because she had seen her sister Paris Hilton wearing it previously. ‘I feel comfortable in the dress, and it’s beautiful,’ Nicky said.
- Nicolas Cage: In 2004 the American actor Nicolas Cage married his wife Alice Kim, who is a Korean, wearing the Korean traditional clothes. Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim both made an appearance on their wedding with Hanbok clothes. It was an unforgettable wedding.