G-Dragon: Breaking the Convention

Everyone knows me, I’m number one trouble maker in the celebrity world; because I’m different, because that’s just me – G-Dragon (One of a Kind) Fluidity in Image Given a lot of freedom by his company YG Entertainment in creating and experimenting new styles both musically and visually, G-Dragon is daring enough to step out…

G-Dragon’s Androgynous Look

Clothing In terms of clothing, he very often wears skirts, and he usually wears it on top of his pants rather than just wearing it alone. Since pants are typically associated to men while skirts to women, G-Dragon fuses masculinity and femininity by wearing the two pieces of clothing at the same time, creating an…

G-Dragon: Introduction

G-Dragon is the leader of boy band Big Bang from YG Entertainment. He is arguably the most popular member in Big Bang; not only is he famous in Korea, he is also well-known worldwide. G-Dragon’s charm to fans is twofold. First, he appeals to K-pop fans for his music talent. Not only is he the…

Androgynous Look in K-pop

‘Naturalized Androgyny’ VS ‘Performative Androgyny’ In ‘Rock, Fashion and Performativity’, Noel McLaughlin suggested that under the popular music context, one need to distinguish between ‘naturalized androgyny’ and ‘performative androgyny’. While ‘naturalized androgyny’ should be used to refer to androgynous artists who have ‘come out’ and are finally ‘fit in’ to the gay/lesbian category, ‘performative androgyny’…

Clothing as Symbols of Gender Qualities

 We expect men to dress to “look like” men and women to “look like” women. – Annie Woodhouse   There is a general expectation of what men and women should wear – the most traditional one is that men should wear trousers and women should wear dresses. Such expectation is instilled in our mind since…