Stunning veteran young actresses Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young must face heavy criticism for their Hanbok fashion style in Korean dramas “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” despite their impressive acting performances. But what really happened behind all these criticisms? Dive deeper into all its reasons in the following discussion.
Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young Faces Criticism for Disappointing Hanbok Fashion in Recent Dramas
South Korea’s young veteran actresses Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young have been famous for their impressive acting skills since debuting as child actors. Along with Park Eun Bin, the trio created a new standard among young Korean actresses in their unrivaled performances in recent Korean dramas.
However, the actresses’ impressive acting faced an overbearing shadow after Korean media pointed out their disappointing fashion style.
On January 13, Korean media outlet EnterMedia published an extensive criticism against the fashion style of Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young’s Hanbok in “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” Korean drama.
The report initially praised Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young for successfully maintaining their high-quality acting performance. These actresses graduated from their ‘child actress’ titles outstandingly and became veteran young actresses, setting a new standard in the industry.
These impressive acting skills, topped with the two actresses’ gorgeous visuals, have made them top-tier in the South Korean filming industry. This development is something that many Hollywood actors like Shirley Temple and Macaulay Culkin were unable to reach.
Unfortunately, Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young’s acting must face an unexpected obstacle in the recent “My Demon”and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” Korean dramas. Apparently, the “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” production team could not match the fashion quality of their beauty and impressive acting.
As a result, the Hanbok fashion reportedly cast overwhelming shadows, clouding the excellent performances of Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young.
The Lack of Fashion Sense of “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” Team
According to EnterMedia, “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” production team has failed to provide the proper style for Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young, especially for their Hanbok fashion.
In “My Demon” Korean drama, Kim Yoo Jung portrays a wealthy heiress and company CEO Do Do Hee. However, her fashion style and overall appearance were far from that of a wealthy heiress.
Women in saeguk outfits is truly beautiful. And i have watched so many historical kdramas but indeed Wolshim is impeccable in this genre. There's just something about her aura. She looks like a literally goddess. #MyDemon #KimYooJung pic.twitter.com/h3Agudq587— Daydream | My Demon (@dramadiary304) January 7, 2024
At the same time, Lee Se Young’s character is Park Yeon Woo, a trendsetting Hanbok designer from the Joseon era. However, reports believed that Lee Se Young’s fashion choices were not stylish enough to portray this character. Although Yeon Woo’s butterfly motif brand should have been a huge success in the drama, Korean viewers found it hard to relate.
In recent years, Lee Se Young has been famous for becoming the ‘exemplary portrayal of a Queen Consort’. That was especially with her exceptional performances in “The Crowned Clown” and “The Red Sleeve”. With these two dramas, Lee Se Young had never fallen short in her Hanbok presence. However, Korean media felt that she did not look as elegant in the recent drama as she did previously.
hanbok means lee se young pic.twitter.com/5pt6XeHApy— ഴ’♔ (@230velvet) January 8, 2024
In like manners, the Hanbok fashion in “My Demon” failed to impress. Particularly in the case of Kim Yoo Jung’s character, Wol Shim, a stunning gisaeng. However, the fashion portrayal did not match either those of a gisaeng or an ordinary girl. That is why the Korean media questioned why “My Demon” team did not properly invest in Kim Yoo Jung’s Hanbok fashion despite its massive production budget.
I can't be with these two anymore 😭— Poromon (@gramk99) January 6, 2024
Whatever color he wore one day, she will wear that color the next day. Their stylist needs to be paid double their salary and receive 100 prizes 😫😫
And them, they're priceless 🙏🙏#KimYooJung #KimYouJung #MyDemon #SongKang #MyDemonEp12 pic.twitter.com/H0wBpQRqwT
Could Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young Have Possibly Chosen Their Own Hanbok Outfits?
In addition to Park Eun Bin of “Castaway Diva,” Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Se Young have grown from child actresses into accomplished adult leads. According to the Korean media, they were expected to balance their accomplishments by developing their own style and characterization.
Therefore, it is imperative that they have the ability to create the most precise styling that fits their characters. And, despite the production team’s lack of fashion taste, these young veteran actresses must take charge of their own styling. After all, despite their young age, these veteran actresses have extensive experience in the filming industry. Their experience is comparable to renowned actresses like Kim Hye Soo, Kim Hee Ae, and Lee Young Ae.
As an example, esteemed actresses Kim Jung Nan and Park Joon Geum demonstrated their commitment to their chaebol roles. When the team’s costumes fell short, they took matters into their own hands. Rather than going on with the disappointing outfits, they personally arranged their own attire, at their own expense.
Indeed, Kim Yoo Jung is still in her 20s, while Park Eun Bin and Lee Se Young have entered their 30s. Therefore, it’s essential for production companies to actively support their talent, enabling actresses to flourish in their careers.
Not only that, actors are encouraged to continuously explore different experiences and learn. This helps them bring authenticity and interest to their roles. Good support from their teams is vital, as teamwork is crucial for keeping the entertainment industry exciting and fresh.
Finally, what are your thoughts on these criticisms against the Hanbok fashion in “My Demon” and “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract”?
Please share your thoughts in the comments, and let’s rewatch pieces of the two Korean dramas.
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