With several achievements under their belt and an undeniable rise to global stardom, NCT has naturally attracted the attention of top luxury fashion brands. This Menswear Fashion Week has already seen incipient associations between the members of NCT and fashion houses like Prada and Gucci, but the list is still growing. The latest addition to the selective group of remote front row attendants is—quoting Dior—Monsieur Mark Lee.

On June 24, Mark took to Instagram to share the exciting news. Offering a peek of the personalized gift he received from the House of Dior, the rapper updated fans about the exclusive invitation to Dior’s Spring/Summer 2022 show.



The Stars In Dior 

Anticipating the collection reveal, EXO member and Dior Korea ambassador, Sehun also posted his invitation on Instagram and proved his fashion prowess when the brand took to Instagram to share pictures of the #StarsinDior. Sehun was captured wearing wide-leg pants and an oversized coat straight from the new collection. He was also featured in a video, inviting people to watch the show online. 



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Meanwhile, Mark wore a look from Dior’s previous F/W 2021 collection. Dressed in a printed shirt, tailored pants and riding boots, Mark posed with ease and confidence, surely causing fans to swoon.


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Among the chic crowd, international celebrities and house friends like Robert Pattinson, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Bright Vachirawit also tuned in to enjoy the show. Other virtual invitees included the Korean actors Nam Joohyuk and Lee Jaewook.


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Dior x Travis Scott

The unveiling of Dior’s collection was one of the most anticipated this season. For one thing, the French brand organized one of the few in-person shows of this Fashion Week. For another, expectations were high about the first-ever collaboration between Dior and a musician, in “the house’s 74-year existence”. Although Dior, with Kim Jones at the helm of its menswear line, has become synonymous with artistic crossovers, the joint collection with the rapper Travis Scott is, in the words of Dior’s Creative Director, “an unprecedented event.” The collection was named Cactus Jack Dior after Scott’s record label, Cactus Jack.


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Cactus Jack Dior

The show took the viewers right into a desert setting juxtaposed by psychedelic clouds. The sensibilities of two unique minds lead to an artfully curated presentation consisting of pastel hues, innovative accessories and deconstructed suits. The tactility of the knitwear and silk trousers not only elevated the attire but also showcased a relaxed silhouette. In addition, the show featured unreleased tracks from the co-designer and Grammy Award winning artist, Travis Scott. One of the striking points of “Cactus Jack” was the use of neon green, a trend in this season’s runways that unintentionally reminds of NCT’s official color. 


Mark & The House Of Dior

NCT often sport pieces from the iconic fashion house with some easily distinguishable items like Taeyong’s Dior Saddle Bag or Jaemin’s Dior Book Tote. Recently, Mark—along with other NCT Dream members—stunned fans in all Dior ensembles in the teaser photos for their repackage album, Hello Future. Donning looks from the Fall 2021 collection, a collaboration with Kenny Scharf, Mark amazed NCTzens with his charm.


Fans’ Reactions

With the fashion world eagerly waiting for Dior’s in-person show, seemingly an impossible feat in the post pandemic world, K-pop fans joined in to support their favourites!


With an invitation to one of the most important shows of Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Mark’s first steps into fashion seem promising. Now that NCT’s unlimited expansion has reached the—digital—front row of fashion shows, we can’t wait to see the members of the boy group occupying those seats in person, in upcoming seasons. For the time being, you can check how Lucas attended Gucci’s show in Shanghai and Jaehyun joined the star-studded guest list for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection.

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