Jennie Kim turned heads with her first appearance at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 22. Jennie has already made a name for herself in the music and fashion industry as a member of the K-pop supergroup BLACKPINK. However, her appearance at Cannes, for the premiere of The Idol, marked her red-carpet debut as an actress. Making her montée des marches in a Chanel dress, the multihyphenate once again lived up to her title of It Girl.

Jennie Ruby Jane

Jennie, whose real name and stage name is Jennie Kim, opted to use “Jennie Ruby Jane” as her screen name. The nickname will be familiar to fans, who may recognize it from the singer’s Instagram username. 

As she is Chanel’s darling, it’s no surprise that Jennie graced the red carpet in one of the luxury French brand’s designs. Jennie embodied elegance in a white dress from the French brand’s Spring 2020 Haute Couture collection. Floral lace adorned the structured bodice and bouffant skirt, playing into a delicate feminine silhouette, before transitioning into a short tulle hemline at knee height. The cuffed lace sleeves of the dress were connected by black tulle, which Jennie styled as an off-shoulder dress sleeve. 

Jennie’s fit was accessorized with black sandals and silver jewelry, including a Coco Crush Ring, a Diamant Evanescent Ring, and a Ruban Ring by Chanel. Finishing touches for the look leaned into the playfully paradoxical theme of simple grandeur. Jennie kept her hair down, wearing a black bow that matched her heels and fit right into the current bow trend taking over the runaways. Subtle makeup completed Jennie’s Cannes debut, emphasizing her features while giving center stage to the dress.

More on The Idol

The Idol is an HBO original series created by singer Abel Tesfaye — more popularly known as The Weeknd — writer Reza Fashim, and Euphoria (2019) filmmaker Sam Levinson. The plot follows Jocelyn, played by Lily Rose-Depp, as she embarks on a raunchy quest to become America’s “greatest and sexiest pop star.” After filming in late 2021 through 2022, the series had its highly anticipated premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Photo courtesy of HBO | Cannes Film Festival | Photographed by Eddy Chen

Jennie plays Dyanne, a backup dancer for Jocelyn. The K-pop star makes her acting debut alongside a star-studded cast, which includes Abel, Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, and Hari Nef. As Per Rolling Stone, the series has been met with some reported concern from members of the crew — directorial decisions increased production costs, and the show’s shift in creative direction received criticism. 

Nevertheless, The Idol marks Jennie’s first formal venture into acting. Plus, fans might be in for a special surprise collaboration with The Weeknd — Jennie teased a duet between the two artists at the launch party of her collaboration collection for Calvin Klein.

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