The Spice Girls walked so Blackpink could run!
The queens of K-pop themselves, South Korea’s Blackpink, paid a special visit to Buckingham Palace earlier this week. We don’t know exactly what the dress code was but we’d call their looks royally chic.
Members Jisoo, Lisa, Jennie, and Rosé attended a state banquet held at the palace on November 21 in honour of the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, and First Lady, Kim Keon Hee, visiting the Britain.
For the formal occasion, the ladies of Blackpink dressed in a array of elegant gowns that highlighted their personalities and individual tastes.
On the other hand, Jisoo, who is an ambassador for Dior, wore an all-black puff-sleeved dress from the brand’s Cruise 2024 collection. Rosé also opted for a classic black gown, hers a weetheart neckline creation by Korean designer Pinkong. To add a bit of sparkle, she accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Lastly, Lisa brought a pop of colour to the group in a Georges Hobeika aquamarine cape dress adorned with shimmery star embellishments. The tulle dress featured a flowing cape that look right at home trailing behind her down palace hallways.
At the banquet, the women received a special shoutout from King Charles III thanking them for their years of environmental activism and advocacy. The King specifically highlighted the important role that the group has played in getting younger generations involved with such causes in both South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Each member of Blackpink was also awarded an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace the day after. These honours were specifically bestowed upon the women in recognition of their involvement as Advocates for the United Nations’ 2021 COP26 Summit.
To mark the occasion, the ladies of Blackpink each were coordinated in chic designer dresses, skirt- and pantsuits in a palette of grey, white and black.
Lisa wore a light grey dress and cape ensemble by Thai brand Asava with Bulgari jewels, Jennie sported a sophisticated tweed look by Chanel, Jisoo wore an all-black Dior outfit with a sweet butterfly-embellished belt and Rosé donned a grey Saint Laurent pantsuit with a black Lavallière-neck blouse as they attended the prestigious ceremony.
In celebration of Blackpink’s historic visit to the U.K. (this was the first time that a girl group *this* popular has rubbed elbows with the monarch since the Spice Girls’ infamous Prince Charles visit in 1997!), the palace pulled out all the stops — which even included the King’s orchestra performing a special rendition of the group’s hit song, “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” outside of Buckingham Palace.
Could an actual Blackpink performance at Buckingham Palace be in the group’s future? Only time will tell… but King Charles certainly hopes so.