Glamour in Korea

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Does anyone know what’s up with Korea lately? Most of the styling I’ve seen lately from their pop products has been off the hook—glamour like American acts could never dream of achieving. Not sure why it’s happening there, now, and with that level of polish—but it’s dazzling to watch.

I think the American preoccupation with authenticity is beginning to get in the way of the pop market; the screen grabs below of 2NE1’s video for “I am the Best” have a gloss and glitter than only Gaga’s getting to lately. Interestingly, this group’s very first track was released as an LG promotion, and their singles are regularly announced by their company’s CEO—not their press officer. Wonder if that would fly in the States?

Here’s some eye candy for your Friday.