Chaelin CL fashion moments spotlights

The Baddest Female: CL's Fashion Spotlights

Singer. Rapper. Dancer. Internet mom. Fashion darling. All around cool chick. CL is probably one of South Korea's best exports.

Chaelin Lee (Lee Chae-rin, or CL) began her musical career with Kpop group, 2NE1, under YG Entertainment in South Korea. As one of the youngest member of the group, her position as leader is widely debated due to her age (Korea is largely a hierarchical society). Nevertheless, they are one of the most popular groups and even worked with on Take The World On

Her first foray into solo performing was with the release of The Baddest Female in 2013. Since then, the name stuck. In 2015, 2NE1 went on hiatus with various members pursing acting and dancing ambitions. CL herself continued singing and performing, releasing the wildly successful HELLO BI+CHES with manager, Scooter Braun (the man behind Justin Bieber and PSY). Because of this song, her fans have termed themselves GZBz. Consequently, CL has also worked with Diplo (Doctor Pepper) and Skrillex (Dirty Vibe). 


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Gif via Giphy


HELLO BI+CHES had not one, but two music videos. The first was with ReQuest dance crew, featured in the GIF above, while the second was produced backstage of New York Fashion Week, by Vogue



But CL is no stranger to fashion. In the video, she's wearing pieces from her pal, Alexander Wang's Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection. She's also BFFs with Jeremy Scott and a regular fixture at the top fashion shows. Not just that, she frequently graces the pages of glossies, from alternative reads like Dazed, to fashion mainstays like Vogue. Scroll through to see her best fashion spotlights, from the most recent right up till 2013. 


Vogue, May 2016

Chaelin CL Vogue May 2016 Patrick demarchelier
Photo via @chaelincl


Elle Singapore, May 2016

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CL is dressed in Louis Vuitton, read an excerpt here. Photo via Omonatheydidnt


Dazed Korea cover, April 2016

Chae lin CL Dazed Korea cover May 2016Wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci


Highsnobiety magazine Issue 12, April 2016

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Part of the #WANGSQUAD campaign


Who: @chaelincl Where: The @acehotel, Flatiron, Manhattan #WANGSS16 #wangsquad

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Front row at Givenchy, Fall 2016 

Chaelin CL Givenchy Fall 2016 show front row VoguePhoto via Vogue


Marc Jacobs, Fall 2016 show

Chaelin CL Marc Jacobs spring summer 2016 wearingCL wears a Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016 varsity jacket


Saint Laurent show February 2016

Chaelin CL Saint Laurent Hedi Slimane show spring summer 2016
Photo via Marie Claire


Alexander Wang, Fall 2016 show

Chaelin CL Alexander Wang wearing grommet jacket fall 2016 wangsquadCL is dressed in Alexander Wang, photo via Pinterest


Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring/Summer 2016 show


@_harinlee @jpgaultierofficial @wkorea

A photo posted by CL (@chaelincl) on

With sister Ha-rin


W Magazine January 2016

Chaelin CL Harin Lee W Magazine Korea January 2016 photoshoot
Gothic sisters, CL and Ha-rin (right), photo via Kpop Map


Louis Vuitton exhibition in Singapore, December 2015

Chaelin CL Singapore Louis Vuitton exhibition 2016
Photo via Kpop Map


Dazed, Autumn/Winter 2015

Chaelin CL Dazed and Confused autumn winter 2015
A melancholic side of CL, who is wearing Chanel, Alexander Wang and Bond Hardware, photo via Dazed


Paper magazine interview with Jeremy Scott, August 2015

Chaelin CL Jeremy Scott Moschino 2ne1 Paper magazine cover photo shoot editorial


Moschino, Spring/Summer 2016 show

Chaelin CL moschino spring summer 2016 fashion show wearing bear collar dress
Wearing Moschino Teddy Bear Collar dress, photo via Fashion Magazine


Chanel, Cruise Collection 2016

Chaelin CL Chanel cruise fashion show 2016Photo via Harper's Bazaar


Wild Magazine, December 2014

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CL wearing Moschino everything, photo via The WILD


Elle, October 2014

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CL is topless with a Thom Browne mermaid skirt; dressed in Alexander McQueen, photo via Elle Korea


DKNY, Spring collection, 2014

Chaelin CL DKNY Runway finale walk 2013
CL walks the finale for DKNY, photo via Kpop Break


Vogue Korea, June 2013

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Photos via Kpopconcerts


Featured photo via The WILD