He’s taking over the world. Big Bang rapper G-Dragon is the second Korean artist in a row to take the cover of L’Uomo Vogue Italia — one of the most influential men’s fashion magazine’s in the world.
The 25 year old — who the magazine calls “the biggest Asian pop star of the moment” — is styled in Saint Laurent punk-influenced clothing on the November issue’s cover. He completes the look with a simple short brimmed hat, leather pants and loafers without socks.
In another photo, he smokes a cigarette down to the filter, with his neck tattoo peaking out above his jacket collar. (“It was just a prop,” a rep for the singer tells IdolWow!).
“I had to change a lot of things about me,” he tells the magazine of his success as a solo artist, “including the tone of my voice.”
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GD’s carefree and James Dean-like presence on camera helped him shine as the lead for the magazine’s Asian celebrity special, which also starts the likes of Lee Byung Hun, actress Michelle Yeoh and legendary Malaysian shoe designer Jimmy Choo. PSY was the cover star last month.