When BTS appeared at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, they instantly sparked a social media frenzy that felt par for the course. The seven-member boy band is a global K-pop sensation, boasting an enormous and devoted international following; in fact, Billboard extended the invitation after an online fan campaign. For their first U.S. awards show, the members smartly stepped out in a suite of sleek black suits, each one slightly tweaked to showcase their individual personality.
Perhaps the most fashion-forward dresser was V, who paired a cropped pinstripe jacket and polka-dot dress shirt with loose-fit pants—a bold choice that he pulled off with ease. Jungkook, the group’s youngest member, went with a classic suit and skinny tie, accessorized with silver rings, while Jin’s head-to-toe black version was elevated by an unexpected tuxedo jacket with satin lapel. As for the rest of the band, Suga, Rapmon, Jimin, and J-Hope eschewed button-ups for T-shirts, paired with leather chokers and layered pendants. Each look played off the other, yet stood on its own ground—a pitch-perfect red carpet debut.