As a nominee for Best New Actress, Kim Da-mi was sure to appear for the 55th Baeksang Awards, even if she ultimately did not come home the winner. However, South Korean press took special notice of Kim Da-mi at the event anyway, owing to her unusual fashion choices.
As can be seen in the photos, Kim Da-mi came wearing a suit. This was a far cry from what other women wore to the event- generally elegant and beautiful dresses. The formal wear may signify the kind of career Kim Da-mi is hoping to achieve in the Korean entertainment industry.
Aside from the outfit's unusually androgynous appearance, observe how it makes Kim Da-mi look fairly old. As an actress in her mid-twenties, Kim Da-mi is obviously not the high school student she portrayed in "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion". The choice of wadrobe may hint that Kim Da-mi wants to be taken seriously as a young woman, rather than a girl, and certainly not as a girly girl.
Such a tonal decision would be very in brand with how "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" ended, as the clearly dangerous protagonist sets off to hunt for new quarry. Some expectation yet remains that the film may have a sequel.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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