Fans are paying keen attention to the similar tastes of BTS V and BLACKPINK Jennie. This is also the reason why dating rumors continue even though they remain silent.
At the same time, the two appeared at the airport with luxury bags of the same brand. The bag chosen by Korea’s top world stars and trend leaders was “Delvaux”.
Founded in 1829, Delvaux is a Belgian bag brand with nearly 200 years of history. It is famous for producing high-quality leather products to the extent that it was selected as the official supplier of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1883. It was patented in 1908 for producing the world’s first modern design handbag.
In Korea, in 2013, Lee Seo-hyun, the president of Cheil Industries (currently Samsung C&T) at that time, used Delvaux’s representative product “Brillant” at Samsung’s new year kick-off meeting, beginning to make Delvaux known as a bag for the upper class in earnest. Afterwards, it became famous as it was chosen by Korean celebrities such as Kim Hee-ae, Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Young-ae, Go So-young, Suzy, Kim Go-eun and Gong Hyo-jin.
All Delvaux’s products are manually produced by artisans in Delvaux’s atelier, so each product is supplied in small quantities. Such scarcity is a factor that increases Delvaux’s value. “Single mom” broadcaster Kim Na-young once mentioned the Delvaux handbag as the “first luxury bag she sold her car to buy in order to attend the Paris Fashion Week for the first time”. In July last year, Richemont, one of the world’s top three luxury brand groups, acquired Delvaux, which further increased its brand value.
This scarcity can also be seen in the airport fashion of the two. After attending the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Sep 24th last year, V wore Delvaux’s “Brillant Trench Crocodile Bag” (color Tobacco) at the time of entry. Only two pieces of this bag were stocked in Korea. The selling price is around 60 million won.
V wore the bag when he left for Washington in June this year to attend the event at the invitation of the White House. It is a bag that V often uses, and V shows his unique fashion sense by styling it in various ways, as a crossbody or a tote, depending on his outfits.
V’s love for Delvaux was confirmed once again when he arrived at Incheon International Airport to leave for a photo shoot in New York on August 24th. When the second dating rumor broke out due to the release of a new couple photo, he appeared wearing Delvaux’s Brillant L’XXL to match the autumn vibe. At the time of his arrival, the bodyguard tried to hold the bag for him, but he was caught leaving the airport with it in reporters’ cameras. In particular, the bag costs around 13 million won.
On September 15th, about 15 days after V’s departure, Jennie also appeared at Incheon International Airport with a Delvaux bag. The bag Jennie wore when she left for overseas schedules in Los Angeles is the Tempête Magritte Cloud Edition (color black). This product features a design inspired by the blue sky cloud, the symbol that represents Belgian painter René Magritte (1898-1967), the “master of surrealism” and “father of surrealism”. “Tempête”, which is a French word that means “storm”, was designed in 1967 when sales began to become popular in the North Sea, Belgium. This bag, which stands out for its bold and chic charms, symbolizes free women who pioneer their life.
Jennie opened the studded clasp (a kind of lock used for accessories or parts of clothes) and styled it to make the cloud design on her bag be visible. The price of the bag is 8.99 million won, and it was also confirmed that Jennie purchased it directly at a department store in Gangnam, Seoul, at a regular price without discounts.
An official from the fashion industry said, “When Kim Hee-ae appeared in the drama ‘The World of the Married’ and Delvaux became a hot topic, there was a famous story that all the stocks around the world were brought and sold in Korea despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Jennie’s bag has already been sold out since last weekend so it is currently not available for purchase.”