Fashion Experts Pick Best, Worst Dressed Korean Stars In 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Boy band Big Bang's leader G-Dragon and actress Ha Na-Kyung were voted as the best and worst-dressed Korean stars in 2012, respectively, by a panel of 25 fashion designers and stylists.

Seoul-based newspaper Chosun Ilbo asked the fashion experts to name the best and worst-dressed stars of the year. The top 15 were selected from which the top 10 were chosen.

G-Dragon topped this year's list of the best-dressed celebrities with 10 votes.

"He established himself as a fashionista early in his career with a wide range of styles from street fashion to luxury and is said to be capable of making any piece of clothing his own," said Chosun Ilbo.

Actress Ko Joon-hee, who starred in the film "The Chaser" this year, got six votes to place second.

Described as sophisticated and bold, Ko Joon-hee was picked as "she makes clothes look more beautiful because of her well-proportioned body, and she knows how to create her own style without depending on her stylists."

"Flower boy" actor Song Joong-ki and actress Kim Nam-joo tied at third place with five votes each.

"Song looked neat and trim in the film 'A Werewolf Boy' and TV drama 'The Innocent Man,' and that worked perfectly with his natural and subtly edgy image," Chosun Ilbo said.

Kim Nam-joo starred in this year's hit drama "Unexpected You," and the newspaper said the clothes she wore in the drama became very popular.

"The experts praised her improved fashion sense and attention to detail when matching her clothes to the occasion," according to Chosun Ilbo.

Actresses Ko So-young and Jung Ryeo-won were in fifth place with four votes each.

They were followed by actors Gong Yoo and Yu Ah-in in seventh place and rapper Psy and actors Ryoo Seung-bum and Jang Dong-gun.

For the worst-dressed Korean celebrities, actress Ha Na-kyung topped the list.

The fashion experts said "she tried to show off her gorgeous body shape when she appeared in a dress with a deep cleavage at one of the year-end award ceremonies, but to no avail. She became the subject of the talk when she fell over while walking down the red carpet."

The girlfriend of actor Lee Byung-hun, Lee Min-jung, also made the list, as she "always chooses boring and safe clothes, which a friend next door would wear to work," the Chosun Ilbo said.

Others on the list are actresses Han Ga-in and Moon Geun-young and rapper Psy.

"Rapper Psy was a rare case who was voted as both among the best and worst dressers. Some panel members are worried that people abroad will think all Koreans dress like Psy, while others said his fashion sense is so unique as to defy judgment," the newspaper said.


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