[Style & Cover Story] Fashion Icon, G-Dragon

Note from 코코마탑횽: this was a BIG PIECE to translate. (over 2000 words!) The article was really well written, so I wanted to share this piece with all of you iVIPs!

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[Style & Cover Story] Fashion Icon, G-Dragon :: Red pants, Green Suit.. Everything becomes a trend on him.

It is difficult to describe G-Dragon (21, Kwon Ji-Yong) in a word.  He is the leader of an idol-group from YG entertainment, and known as ‘perfectionist Ji-Yong’ or ‘Jingyo’ among the fans.  He is good at not only lyric-making but also in composition, and is also a fashionista who makes everything from scarves from sunglasses he put on as major trends.  He can pull off the extremes of lovely bang hair to shocking Mohawk hair.  To summarize, he is way too powerful as an idol, but too lovely as a musician.

G-Dragon became a member of ‘Little Rula’ when he was 5 years old (his mom made him so), and grew to be a grade 6 rapper in 2001, with hip hop-style baggy pants and tilted baseball cap.  He was noticed by Yang Hyunsuk of Seotaji and the Boys, and became a trainee of YG Entertainment.  For the next 6 years, he trained and sang thousands of times, and learned how to dance with repetitive falling.  His goal was clear: to be singers like ‘JinuSean’.  By finishing through the last step, ‘Big Bang Real Documentary’ in 2006,  G-Dragon was able to complete the puzzle of ‘Big Bang’ with Tae Yang, TOP, Daesung and Seungri.  In August of 2006, Big Bang successfully debuted, and not even after 3 years, they are the most famous idol star in Korea.  G-Dragon is known as the ‘genius idol’ among the fans, as the style icon, and the master of lyric-making and composition.  In one of the cable TV program, he was ranked first as ‘the celebrity one wants to possess’.  How did G-Dragon’s charisma develop?

His stylist, hair designer, manger, photographer, choreographer all say that he’s a born-celebrity, but he also had the time of a flower bud before being a full-blown flower.

How did a five-year old boy, Kwon Ji-Yong become the best idol-star G-Dragon.  Style& reveals it now.

“In the beginning, he frequently went to Dong-Dae-Moon and Yi-Tae-Won”
– Stylist, Jieun (29)

Entered YG in 2000, was in charge of styling 1tym, Lexy and more, and was in charge of Big Bang since 2006 of documentary production.

“When I was placed with Big Bang, the company wanted each member to be recognized even when saw from far away.  Similar images between members were prohibited.  Based on hiphop style, the overall concept was formal manliness collaborated with casual idol-image, and being unique’

The another thing the company wanted was that the differences between ‘everyday-look’ and ‘stage-look’ should be as minimized as possible.  Because if the gap between is too large, people do not think them as ‘stylish’.

Because they pay attention on fashion in everyday lives, all the members are rated as fashionista.  Especially, Ji-Yong and TaeYang learned a lot from JinuSean and 1Tym while being trainees at YG for 6 years.  In the beginning, they could not ask where JinuSean and 1Tym got their clothings and accessories; so they went to Dong-Dae-Moon and Yi-Tae-Won themselves to find them out.  Little things like this became essential studies.  Even now, Ji-Yong calls me when buying his own clothing to ask whether they are still in season.  Some fans think Ji-Yong was born with all the talents.  However, Ji-Yong in my mind, is ‘a genius who tries really hard’, whether it be music or fashion.  He has broad spectrum of interests, and is always full of curiosity.  Even when he is really busy, he is never behind in collecting information on fashion and music over internet.  Maybe that’s why he never gains weight (smiles).

When styling Big Bang, I never let them wear something you can get easily in Korea.  Before their new performances take place, I usually buy something unique from abroad.  However, if all the wardrobe collection is 10, only 2 of them are store-bought, and the rest 8 are custom-designed by the styling team.  4 stylists, including me, buy everything from the fabric to accessories, and design.

There are members who look better with more stuffs added on, and there are members who look better with less.  Ji-Yong is a case where layered styles glow.  He is also the one who says ‘no’ seldomly with suggested style.  If there is a clear concept, he can pull off unique shorts, red pants to green suit.  Because of his versatility, usually the ‘insane items’ go to him.  Physically, he is lean and skinny, and not tall.  However, because his shoulders are broad, and arms and legs are long, he is able to pull off just about anything.  He also has lean bone structure, so he can also wear female clothing.

Ji-Yong was born with a fabulous skin.  Make up artists are in awe when they see his skin.  He has nice surface, and little pores; he does not need to do too much aesthetics.  Thankfully, he has been using the lotion I recommended since from his debut.

Sometimes people ask me, ‘how did Ji-Yong become the style-icon he is in today?’.  There are people who just wear the given clothes, and there are people who understand the concept of the clothes and make them their own.  Ji-Yong is the latter one.  He understands the clothings perfectly, and comes out with the appropriate faces and motions himself.  Versatile expression and gestures, those are the essential qualities which made him the style icon of today.”

“A determined leader, who can even produce coldness”
– Manager, Kim Nam Gook (28)

Was Gu Hye-Seon and Se7en’s manager before, and became Big Bang’s manager since 2007.  Since three months ago, became Ji-Yong’s personal manager.

“I have a personal memory with Ji-Yong.  Not too long ago, I was going to resign due to personal reasons.  I told the company about it, and it was accepted.  Ji-Yong was in Japan for work, and called me as soon as he was back in Korea.  He said, ‘You can’t do this to me, you can’t never quit’.  Without hearing my reasons, he just hung up.  I was startled at first, but it got to me that this is his way of showing his affection.  Hence, I ‘could never quit’ and am still working (smile).

People say that he’s ‘cold’.  It is something he created himself, because he constantly realizes himself as a team’s leader and recognizes the responsibilities.  For example, when Big Bang has a stage performance, there are the 5 members, 4 stylists and a manger team moving at the same time.  At this time, Ji-Yong is at the center of decision making.  So, he has to work strong and think sharp.  However, in everyday life, he smiles a lot, plays a lot, likes to eat yummy food and has a huge interest in fashion, just like his peers in 20s.”

“Used to dance so fiercely, split his pants many times”
– Choreographer, Lee Jae Wook (31)

In YG in 1990s, and was in a dance team for JinuSean, 1Tym and Se7en.  Became choreographer since 2005.

“Ji-Yong was a born dancer.  He could feel the beat, had a sense of style, learned fast, and knew how to apply the learned skills.  Before Big Bang’s debut, when i first met the members, I thought his dance ability was the best.  Although the first is Tae Yang (since Ji-Yong has lyric making and composition to take care of as well), he still collaborates ideas the most for dances.  The choreography for ‘Sunset Glow’ and ‘Last Farewell’ were filled with ideas of Ji-Yong.  Ji-Yong and Tae Yang danced the most fierce; whenever they are in tighter clothing, they split their pants the most.

Before debut, they used to practice over 14 hours a day.  As seen in the documentary, when the choreography is complete, it’s Ji-Yong’s turn to fine-tune it with the members.  Even now, to determine the entries and so on, Ji-Yong decides with the members.”

“Mohawk-inspired hair style was Ji-Yong’s idea”
– Hair Designer, Kim Tae Hyun (38)

Was Ji-Yong’s hair designer since his trainee days.

“During the performing days, he frequents the salon almost every day.  Even when the members change their hair styles often, they get treatment every other week; so their hair stays healthy.   Ji-Yong has the best skin complexion just like a baby.  He rarely puts up makeup, unless he is on the TV.

The styles of five members cannot be the same, one cannot outshine the others, the hair colours must go well together…  The more the members be fashion icons, the more I need to pay attention and study.

When a title song is decided, the stylist decides an overall concept for styling, and I create the hair styles for each member.  Ji-Yong likes to change himself often.

The ‘duck’ hair style (the one he did during Lie performances) was created with partial extensions on his bangs.  His hair was too short to tie up, but he really wanted it.  The Mohawk-inspired hair was decided because the clothing were too normal.  Even back in 2001 (when Ji-Yong first came to him for hair styling), he wanted to be different from everybody.

Ji-Yong becomes lovely with bang hairs.  When he puts on the Mohawk-inspired style, his expressions also gets stronger.  It has been almost 10 years since we’ve known each other (Kim calls the members as ‘babies’).  However, every time he is in front of the camera, he shocks me.  He knows how to show off both the clothing and hair style, and portrays it with his face and body expression.  How can you not like someone like this.

He is warm-hearted, and know how to treat people nicely.  He’s someone who moves the side dish trays I cannot reach while eating.”

“Can change expression depending on the clothing in a split second”
– Photographer, Lee Jung Woon (29)

Came to YG in 2004, was Se7en’s photographer.  Recently worked with Big Bang with various projects.

“It was in 2004 when I first shoot Ji-Yong.  He looked like a little smart off any street; he brought little props for the photoshoot.  I thought he was overdoing it, but the result was spectacular.

Ji-Yong has good front face.  Strong looks, various expressions can be obtained by photographing from the front; and I usually do.  Since the first encounter, I could feel his strength and pride through the camera lens.  That look still stayed till now, although the feel of it changed.

Before, he used to pose with things others put on him.  Now, regardless of what he is wearing, he knows how to express himself freely.  For example, if he was waiting for a black suit and a colorful suit arrives instead, he doesn’t lose his cool.  He just changes his shoes that match ith the suit, and changes the hairstyle according to the suit.  The wit cannot be represented without pride and strength.  His pros and cons is that he has a lot of desire (to be better) and has too much fire and passion.  Sometimes, when the photoshoot is finished, he wants me to take photos with his own ideas.  Sometimes, i want to control him as a photographer (smiles).”

Ji-Yong’s Works

G-Dragon was recognized as a successful producer with hit songs such as ‘Lie’ and ‘Last Farewell’.  ‘Lie’, especially, was originally his solo song, but it was chosen as the title song in Big Bang’s first mini album ‘Always’.  He has been a part for lyric making and composition for almost all the songs Big Bang released.  According to Korea Music Copyright Associatoin, there are 52 songs in total (including remix songs) that bear his name.  The following are the main songs G-Dragon produced for Big Bang.

– This Love (2006): composed by G-Dragon, arranged by G-Dragon (sampled Maroon5’s This Love)
– Shake it (2006): composed by G-Dragon & Brave Brothers, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Brave Brothers
– Lie (2007): composed by G-Dragon, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Brave Brothers
– Last Farewell (2007): composed by G-Dragon & Brave Brothers, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Brave Brothers
– Haru Haru (2008): composed by G-Dragon & Daishi Dance, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Daishi Dance
– Look at me Gwisoon (2008): Dae Sung’s solo song.  composed by G-Dragon & Kush, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Kim Jung Mook
– Big Hit (2009): Dae Sung’s solo song.  composed by G-Dragon, lyric making by G-Dragon, arranged by Kim Jung Mook

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~ by Momo on March 20, 2009.

100 Responses to “[Style & Cover Story] Fashion Icon, G-Dragon”

  1. i love him ❤
    XDDD

  2. The first sentence alone is so true!

    Wow, all these people working for YG & Big Bang are speaking out, this is so cool. It seems like GD has a really strong relationship with clothes lol.

    ‘a genius who tries really hard’
    Definitely a great way to describe GD, he’s so meticulous and puts effort into everything and makes the most of what he should learn. I didn’t know he really studied fashion and stuff.
    GD is just an amazing artist and person.

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love the details of this article.

  3. That’s my boy, Jiyong <33

  4. Wow GD really is amazing. He is definitely deserving of the title ‘Genius Idol’. More people should have his drive.

  5. I love you, kwon jiyong ❤
    This article is such a great piece!!
    made me love him more and more
    he’s a born celebrity but hardwork and effort are what it takes to make others feel this way about him

    i used to feel that his clothes are especially weird
    but slowly i can’t help but loving what he wears
    i was a fashion noob before i met BB
    now i can basically accept quite many styles of clothing
    i used to hate to see guys wearing shorts omg
    but kwon jiyong just rocked those shorts and socks perfectly well
    he can bring out any kind of style omg
    when he is in weird clothing, he looks fine
    when he is in plain clothing, he looks even finer ❤

    i’m actually surprised to see one of them felt that he is the best in dancing
    this is what he normally wouldn’t show us
    i guess his main focus is on music production
    while bae is on dancing, so that one would not outshine another
    and he split his pants many times xD~cracked me up haha~

    he is amazing, and this is what i love about him. I love how he is smart and probably the best leader in my heart. i love how he makes decision for the group. i love how he is confident in every way. Did i mention these are all my weaknesses? and i seriously wanna learn from him 🙂

    I’m glad that this article is translated. Thanks!! Kwon Jiyong will surely do well in his solo, can’t wait ahhh bong~i love you ❤

  6. I don’t know if it’s just me or the content of this article is just so moving and I’m almost in tears… I’m aware of Jiyong’s talent as a performer, composer, fashion icon and a lot more but reading this and knowing that the people close to him can’t say anything but good words is just so overwhelming. Jiyong must be very touched. He deserves all the praises. Just like what some producer said about him, he’s the gem of all gems. Waiting for his solo is driving me nuts. Knowing Jiyong, you’ll never know what he’s gonna do but one thing’s for sure, he will leave us all in awe once he graced that stage! Go Jiyong! Show the world why you are the one and only Kwon leadah! You’re my number one! Good luck my yong yong…

  7. He’s so great!
    Jiyong,keep on going!!
    When you feel stressed,just don’t forget us!
    We’ll be by your side^.^

  8. i’m jealous of GD’s ‘baby-like’ skin. xD
    haha, at the ripping the pants thing.
    GD is definitely idol material.

  9. we love jiyongie!!
    he makes us proud<)
    big BANG!

  10. He works hard to prove himself to his fans as well as the rest of his members. It’s amazing how expressive he can be through different media – whether it be his clothes, facial expressions, wit, hard work ethic, or musical ability. I love how he styles himself to pull everything off almost like it’s a natural ability. It’s one thing to follow and keep up with trends; it’s something else to be the one paving the road. Oh GD, you’re a natural workaholic.. but you need breaktime too! [feel free to come overseas for that, ahah]
    JiYong Fighting!

  11. AAannd now that I’m back to my regular fangirl mode instead of intense fangirl mode, thanks for having this posted up and translated! I never would’ve known quite as much without these articles. ^__^

  12. aww he never ceases to amaze me 😀

  13. GD is amazing

  14. ‘Usually the ‘insane’ items go to him’
    I love that sentence^^
    This article is so cool. I feel pride just reading it. Our Kwon Leadah is just something else.

  15. GD is totally love..He so versatile and so well GD-tastic…
    I wanna meet him one day and tell him how much I look up to him..
    And he is like the same age as me..
    Im curious does anyone know what lotion GD uses?? Im looking for it..

  16. …and thts what i keep trying to say. ^^

  17. there’s so many quotable things on there.
    i tweeted on twitter. like to the max w/ quotes haha.
    i love it<3

  18. wow i cant believe i read all that…just makes me so happy that i can cry…..seeing and reading all this about jiyong and how much he grew took up alot of encouragement..look where that had taken him!!! truly the article is spectacular!! truly left me in awwed and speechless!!!

  19. wow. SO PROUD!… AGAIN! T.T
    gosh, i heart him so so much. he’s my idol. and he truly is a genius. “a genius who tries really hard”<33
    *sigh* what would Big Bang be without you Kwon Leadah? what would us VIPz be without you?… and its so true. This boy can make anything work; everything looks good if it’s on Kwon Ji Yong.

    “How can you not like someone like this” i know eh. talented, good-looking, amazing personality wise, an awesome leader… and the list goes on.
    There’s so much more one can say about him… but words alone aren’t enough to describe him… he’s just…

    just simply amazing…

    Ji Yong ah~ saranghae <3333

  20. ahhh he’s just way too amazing :]]

  21. i really dont know saying anything now…My Yong is extremely great, he makes me more and more crazy..So proud of KJY,very much
    Thanks for posting !
    I love any details in this article :X:X:X

  22. g-dragon is amazing
    better than amazin
    they have to invente a new word for what g-dragon is beacause there are no words in this world to explain g-dragon
    wow he makes everyone so….PROUD
    im inspired
    g-dragon=love forever

  23. ahhh~ once again… i feel awesomely proud. he’s just a genius. bahh.. i feel jealous already :O such a talented person :3

  24. i’ve got to say…EVERYTHING UP IN THAT ARTICLE IS SO TRUE AND RIGHT xD<3
    Kwon Ji Yong is one heck of an amazing person born into this world AND SO ARE THE MEMBERS. as the leader, i feel he really balances them out and makes compliments/influences each and every one. as a group, seriously they’re AMAZING<3

    and even if i’m a girl, once i found out about bb, since then they’re my fashion inspiration HANDS DOWN lol.
    jiyongie is just sooo talented…the first song i heard from them was haru haru and i saw it in an mmv and i didnt know who it was by or anything about them and none of the members showed up in the video..it was just the song haruharu that really got me..
    i was sitting there that day going WOW I HAVE TO KNOW WHO THIS SONG IS BY. and since then i’ve been OBSESSED<3 llolol in other words, i’m one PROUD VIP till now<333333333
    it’s true he is REALLY ONE OF A KIND. unique in every way x]
    he’s so amazing..and BOLD and confident..it goes on and on.
    to me, all that about him and his personality..i consider that PERFECT<3

    nobody can help but love him ;D<333

    BIG BANG <3333333333 VIP FOREVERR YEAHHHH!<3333333

  25. That first sentence is probably the first thing that everyone has to say when it comes to Jiyongie. There is no one word or even words in my opinion that could even come close to describing him. He is truly a unique person and for all these people to come out and support him and praise him makes me happy. I am truly happy that he does get the recognition that he deserves and so do the other men.
    A born celebrity yet he knows how to not let it go to his head. I like that he gets the craziest clothes because everyone is confident that he can wear them and wear them well. Then again i personally dont care about his clothes, he could go naked for all i care. XD (if only right?)
    His hair. lol how did i know that this was going to be mentioned in one way or another. Jiyongie is known to change his hair on a whim and I think we have all realized this. Gotta love his eccentric streaks.
    We always see Bae talking alot in interviews or Jiyongie just goofing off but I’m happy this article mentions how much work and dedication he does put into his Kwonleadership. I’ve fought many times with other people who constantly argue with me that he is a lazy leader and that the others probably pick up his slack. Well suck it people cause my man does work his ass off and he does it well. He must be under so much pressure I just dont know how he hasnt burst from it all.
    Jiyongie We VIP’s love and appreciate all the work you do. You have given us many smiles and laughs and we truly love you for it. There are no words to describe you and I dont want there to ever be any to describe you. You are simply unique. You are simply amazing. You are the Kwon Leadah!! Go jiyongie and keep accomplishing everything that you set out to do.

  26. Ahh,
    He makes my day, He melts my heart.
    I love him so much ❤

  27. this article is very well written and it comes from the people that know him best. I love that he’s versatile.

  28. g dragon is freaking amazing. great article thanks for sharing! 😀

  29. i love ji yong
    you’re the best ^^
    my genius leader !!!!!!

  30. really good read.. g-d definitely has great fashion sense.. but sometimes his fashion is hit or miss, sometimes i think he goes a little overboard lol

    i chuckled about the part where the choreographer said tae yang and jiyong dance the most fierce and if they have tight pants on that they’d usually split them. lol, imo tae yang is definitely the best dancer in big bang.. both him and jiyong never cease to amaze me.

    i think it’s also really interesting how jiyong is shaping up to be like a super producer in korea.. it’s so cool, he’s like the timbaland/pharrell/just blze etc. of korea.. all of his beats are great, he needs to keep it up.. i can’t wait for his debut, dude is sooo talented at everything.

    g-dragon, fighting!
    tae yang, fighting!
    big bang, fighting!!!!

  31. jiyong can do anything ^__^
    reading all of what they sed was oh so true
    big bang for life<333

  32. thanks for translating!
    omg i love G-dragon even more than i did which now is like SOOO much.
    G-Dragon is my perfect guy ❤

  33. I should really learn from Jiyong ❤

    Amazing! Thank you very much! A_A

  34. AWW I COMPLETELY ADORE HIM!!
    i wanna be more like him!!
    He is the perfect role-model~! 😀
    GDBIAS ANYONE!? completely GDLOVE
    so awesome XD
    sucha genius

  35. No words to say how genius is he.

    ~~~He is just perfect.~~~

    (^_^) 😀

  36. wow!!…is true…no other word or even can describing our kwon leader!!…he id just too……amazing!!!…^-^
    I’m too touching after reading this article…
    it’s great can know more closer about our kwon leader!!!…^-^
    thanksss for sharing those great article!!!…^-^
    ajaaaaaa jiyong!!!…u are always the best kwon leader in our heart!!…fighting!!!

  37. im so proud of our kwon leader!!!! love this article…thanks for sharing ya!!!
    it is his style that captured my heart since i saw him for the first time… im so GDADDICTION since then
    ^O^ love jiyong even more now!!!!
    his fashion sense will owest to be talk about!!!
    cant hardly wait for his new style for his upcoming solo album….
    hhehe… ya ya im also curious of what lotion that GD used!!!
    OMYGD… i heart u so much… jiyong..fighting!!!!

  38. I feel really proud when I read this article too. I used to not like idol groups but GD pulled me to Big Bang. He’s unique. And he’s a workaholic. He makes me want to try hard. And I started experimenting new clothes too 😀 I’m so proud to be Big Bang fan.

  39. i like him soooo much!!!
    he has much talent!! i love u GD!!!!

  40. 52 songs
    holy O_O

    proud of my yong yong~
    i’m so jealous of him that i kinda fell into depression for a few minutes LOL
    haha
    but yeah
    love him to death
    and i’m glad that people don’t just look at him as a normal artist.

  41. i was crying when reading this!!!
    i feel really proud too!!!!
    i always knew my GD is an exceptional human being..
    but for people to actually acknowledge it..it’s exhilirating!!!
    i was really touched by the comment of his hair stylist..
    i wish ji yong can move my side dish for me when i’m reaching it..
    I LOVE YOU GD!!!!

  42. oh wow.
    ji yong really is something.
    i was GLEAMING with proud reading the article!

  43. I have to admit
    GD it a BAMO!

  44. GD is The Best.

  45. amazing guy. he’s like a superhuman. or something. XDD
    i feel so proud of him. so proud too that im a VIP. :]

    aiya~ Jiyongsshi~ saranghae. heh. XD fighting!! :D/

    PS. thank you for sharing this wonderful article. 🙂

  46. Kwon Ji Young.
    You make us PROUD that we’re VIPs.
    We will love you forever and ever!!!

    HWAITING!!!! ^^-

  47. First of all.. thanks for sharing this & thanks to the person that translated this.
    2nd..PROUD of ours KWON LEADEH <3.
    *Tears* THe Story is so touching :D.
    GDDD iS Mr Perfection. lol (:
    Lol @ the part when it say “usually the ‘insane items’ go to him.” awss haha. x] but hes kewl with all those insane items.
    And TaeYang&GD PANTS spliting x]
    Gotta love them <3. Big bang Fighting. GD Fighting
    BIG BANG FOREVER!

  48. Oh my gosh! After i read all of these ,makes me love ji yong even more. He was just so cool cool damm cool 0_0

  49. awwwwwwwww i almost cried T_T
    so proud of him omooooo<3

  50. awww
    so proud ^^

  51. words cannot exlpain hlow i love ji yong as a fan and how proud i am with him!!
    go Kwon Leader!!

  52. JIYONG 4 EVER!!!! <33

    Oppa! Saranghaeyo!!

  53. He is so amazing!
    Love Ji yong
    Big Bang Forever ❤

  54. Kwon Jiyong, I love you. ❤

    This was a great article.
    Very interesting & insightful.
    GD is just so amazing at everything.

    Thanks so much for translating.

  55. The article was nice 🙂
    but the pic looked scary Ô.ô

  56. kwonjiyong is ♥
    big bang 아자아자 파이팅 !!

  57. In resume: Ji-Yong is a living god of fashion=D

  58. WOW, I’m in love with this article. Makes me love GD even more.

    I never thought of him as ‘cold’, but I see how he would be determined and strong, especially during those important times before starting a show.

    LOL@’split the pants the most’. XD Hmmmm.

    I loved his Mohawk style. *o*

    Hehee, I always like GD’s expressions in his photoshoots.

    God, he is just straight up AMAZING~~~~ <333

  59. this is pure AWESOMEness
    i mean now everyone knows
    how GENIUS jiyong is. even more.^^
    his uniquenesss makes him SPECIAL
    our lovely boys are never too special xD<33
    what can i say~
    he makes us a proud vip
    all over again<3 ^^

  60. Jiyong! <33333
    Thee best leaderr (:

  61. JiYong jjang! :}

  62. Wow, all the staff memebers complimented him on his style and calmness. hummm I should try to be calmer, ok forget it!

    GO Jiyong oppa~

  63. ah, he’s so cool 😀
    hehehe that photo picture is funny..

  64. yea..awesome !!

    GD IS AMAZING!! WOW..I LOVE HIM ❤ ❤ ❤

  65. GD = my love

  66. At first, i didn’t really like G-dragon but after reading this i think im falling in love with him lol. *BeAuTiFuL*

  67. okie i’m in tears…a bit! T__T
    so in love wif Kwon Ji Yong!!! ^______^
    juz no reason…LOL

  68. i wanna cry
    T_________T
    jiyong im so proud!!!

  69. just a note on ‘Little Rula’, i think it’s ‘Little Roo’ra’, Roo’ra was a famous group back in the 90’s…=) it’ll be cool to have a dongsaeng like Ji Yong…

  70. Interesting article :O!

    “There are people who just wear the given clothes, and there are people who understand the concept of the clothes and make them their own.”

    That’s JiYong ^^ i like he’s sense of fashion

  71. he is the one who is born to be admire by others.

    he is the one who is born to show impossible is nothing.

    he is the one who is born for us to love and dream of.

    he is the one who is born to show that teenagers,especially young celebrities are more than just famous young kids.

    he shows abilities.

    he is not the one i love the most in BB but is the one i admire and pay attention the most,and i admit that i am jealous with him at the same too… more than word to say how i feel about him that why he is the second of BB in my heart…

  72. MOMO I love you!!!!
    Thanks for translating this!! I’d be studying Korean harder than ever so I can understand the article as raw as possible… but I love you for translating this… I got a lot of ideas and I was so inspired… JiYoung really is a genius… From Lyrics making, to fashion, to being Big Bang Leader,,,, I idolize him for that…
    Damn what discipline he has.
    Thanks again for the trans…

    -Hillian

  73. soooo proud !!!!!!!!!!!

    i love u GD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. that’s my boy!

  75. I was sort of running out of words after reading this article. Just because that the fact that he had worked really hard to become who he is today and yet never stop chasing after his desire to become better and better. Besides, he didn’t take his talent for granted, instead he make full use of it. A true leader who has successfully bring up the whole team!
    I salute you, Kwonniee! x)

    P.S. thanks to those who takes part in running this fansite, just because of all of you, I feel that I’m much closer to Big Bang, YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! 😀

  76. Wow………………aw i’m all teared up now. i seriously cried.
    this man is thee` most amazingest man i have ever came to know.
    I just love this guy more and more. This is the reason why i
    love him. He is a leader. the way he acts and stuff. It’s cute
    and funny. He was born a star. His mom must of knew that. Other
    wise he wouldn’t be this bigg.I’m glad he became who he is today.
    at first i didn’t know this article would make me cry b/c the
    other ones didn’t but i did. I love everything he does. He
    is like a superhero. He knows how to do everything so well.
    He is so unpredictable but when he does it, it’s like yep that’s
    so him. But you just can’t help but love it after he does it.
    LMAO i love how people just awe when they see him. ahaha.
    wow,, now i really want to meet him. I love how he pull of
    anything. but i also hate it at the same time, not as much though.
    Mann i thought Seungri knows how to work in front of the camera
    but noppee, it’s Kwon Ji yong that does it the best =]
    And more but i forgot the rest because they all got DELETED yesterday
    because of ughhh the stupid disconnection

  77. […] [Style & Cover Story] Fashion Icon, G-Dragon Note from 코코마탑횽: this was a BIG PIECE to translate. (over 2000 words!) The article was really well written, […] […]

  78. auw..Baby G sure is a freaking overall hardworking genius..so proud of him..=)

  79. JIEUN SERIOUSLY MAKES ALL THEIR CLOTHES? oh my god. that’s outrageousss! i mean, obviously there are other people who help make the clothes but still!

    she makes GD shineeeeee 😀

  80. thx for posting this!!
    it really make my day!
    it’s like i knew more about Ji. and he indeed works very very hard for himself and others! i’m soso glad that ppl working ard him gives him such a good comments!

    may i know is these words gonna be published or shown anywhere?
    cause it’s like it should be an official interview and such. in a book or sth??

  81. thank u so much for this~
    luv g-d~ he’s so WAHHA!! XD

  82. wow really nice words! Thank you so much for this!
    GDragon is way too awesome. He is talented. He is stylish. He’s adorable. He’s admirable. This love gets bigger and deeper everyday in my heart!

  83. nice article XD
    it describled GD well…
    love him more and more!

  84. GD is most definitely incredible!!! ^_^ Speaking of fashion icon, why are Colonize clothing very expensive? I found a website where they shipped internationally and everything was around 100 dollars. Is that really the price??

  85. I love this guy & that’s all to be said

    Jiyong<3(=

  86. i love i love i love i love i love i love i love him.
    ahhh

  87. everything that i heard about him just so good and sometimes is too overwhelming, i like him as the way he is, his personality, his spirit towards music, for me the hair style and on how he wear clothes just side menus, bonus i guess

  88. wow so tonching ❤ love him..

  89. OMG im in love with him!!

  90. Very different…love it.

  91. Very Stylish dude………

  92. Reading this is making me traitorously drift over from Team TOP to Team G-Dragon.

    And I like it. :]

  93. Wow, this was interesting, thanks a lot for translating. I’m not Korean, or even Asian, so it’s hard to find information.
    G-Dragon is now my fashion icon, he’s amazing. I’m hoping to get a job in the fashion industry, and he helps inspire me. I love how he can pull off clothes that no one else ever could and his ability to make things work infront of the camera. However, he does make me wish i was thinner, he has a nice figure for a guy, haha.
    I think G-Dragon is slowly taking over T.O.P for me!

  94. hahahaha…..
    oppa g dragon so cool and energic in his new clip
    i like him very much
    gommawo

  95. wow!!! G-dragon is so cool… he makes me crazy …

  96. I Love U GD oppa so much
    saranghae oppa jeong mal saranghae
    i hope to see u in Egypt soon
    I wannna hug u oppa

  97. I just love u GD, I live in America. Can u come to America please, there r alot of ur bigest fans in America, I am one of them.

  98. ?_? I thought oppa meant “Father” in korean.

  99. Mybe I am wrong. O_O”

  100. OOOO, I was just watchin’ something on you tube where u and the rest of big bang were reading fanmail and “wow”, some1 really say, “Make top groan” that is sexy. o_o’ Really really, sexy. O, and poor u, no fanmail huh? lol 🙂

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