HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: Jung Hoyeon attends Los Angeles Screening Of Netflix's "Squid G...
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Fashion

Jung Ho-Yeon’s Style Evolution, From Runway Model To Squid Game Star

The model and breakout actress is one to watch.

You might be familiar with Jung Ho-Yeon from her hit role in Squid Game, but the model-turned-rising actress has always been in the public eye.

The 27-year-old first got her start on Season 4 of Korea’s Next Top Model back in 2013, where she placed in second. Later, Jung made her international modeling debut with Louis Vuitton back in 2016 and with her then-signature fiery red hair, she became one of the world’s most sought-after supermodels and a street style regular during fashion week.

In September 2021, Jung starred in Netflix’s Squid Game as the North Korean defector Sae-byeok, and soon, she quickly became the most-followed Korean actress on Instagram, starting at 400,000 followers at the start of the show’s release to currently boasting more than 23 million followers in a matter of a few months. Today, she serves as a brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, and for Jung, she’s only getting started.

But when it comes to fashion, Jung has always been a major style inspiration, especially when it comes to her off-duty looks. Over the years, Jung has walked in some of the most-watched runway shows, has been snapped by street style photographers around the world, and is soon to become a red carpet favorite. With a versatile taste in style, the model-turned-actress can be seen experimenting with all sorts of fun prints and chic silhouettes, turning even the most casual outfits into a fashion statement.

Check out Jung Ho-Yeon’s best red carpet and street style looks from over the years, below.

2013, New Balance House Running

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

After making her appearance on Korea’s Next Top Model, Jung attended one of her first events for New Balance in 2013, wearing a cobalt blue sports bra with an orange jacket, black leggings, and coral sneakers.

2015, GILT Launch Event

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

Jung arrived at GILT’s launch event in a white long-sleeve top with wide-leg denim jeans with a brown belt at the waist, paired with black Adidas sneakers.

2015, Acne Studio Flagship Store Launch Party

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

Back in 2015, the model arrived at Acne Studio’s new flagship store in Seoul wearing a printed ensemble and black patent leather loafers.

2016, Eyeye Launch Event

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

Jung celebrated the launch of Eyeye’s new collection in 2016, wearing the brand’s printed black tee with a military green jacket, paired with distressed denim shorts, fishnets, and black boots. She also carried a metallic handbag from the brand.

2016, Miu Miu Opening Event in Cheongdam

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

In 2016, the model was seen at Miu Miu’s opening event in Cheongdam wearing a printed black velvet dress with velvet blue mules, with the brand’s red shoulder bag in her hand.

2016, Marc Jacobs’ #MarcTheNight Event

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In 2016, Jung celebrated Marc Jacobs’ #MarcTheNight event in New York City wearing a leopard-printed red dress with a leather jacket, black boots, and the fashion house’s red Snapshot shoulder bag.

2017, Pars Fashion Week

Mireya Acierto/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In 2017, Jung was seen off-duty at Paris Fashion Week rocking a bright orange sweatshirt with cuffed denim jeans and white sneakers.

2017, CR Fashion Book’s Launch of CR Girls 2018

Noam Galai/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The model celebrated CR Fashion Book’s launch of CR Girls 2018 wearing a pleated gold metallic dress with black lace-up boots.

2018, Milan Fashion Week

Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In 2018, Jung was spotted during Milan Fashion Week wearing a green velvet jacket over a dark blue button-up top, denim jeans, and black boots from Dr. Martens, topped with green-tinted sunglasses.

2018, Paris Couture Week

Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

After Schiaparelli’s haute couture runway show in 2018, Jung was spotted outside in a blue floral dress from H&M over a blush pink slip dress with a brown leather belt at the waist. She completed her look with a black Chanel bag and black boots.

2018, Paris Couture Week

Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

After the Fendi couture show in 2018, the model was seen outside wearing a tan mesh top from Acne Studios with bottoms from I Am Gia. She finished off her look with black sandals from New Balance, sunglasses by Max Mara, and a brown shoulder bag by Coach.

2018, Marc Jacobs Madison Opening

Ben Gabbe/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

At the end of 2018, the model was seen at a Marc Jacobs event wearing an apricot-orange collared top with black trousers and platform boots by Dr. Martens.

2019, Milan Fashion Week

Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jung was seen outside of the Tod’s runway show at Milan Fashion Week rocking a black leather coat over a red plaid dress. She completed her off-duty ‘fit with a red leather bucket bag and platform boots by Dr. Martens.

2019, Milan Fashion Week

Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jung wore a blue and white puffer coat, blue denim jeans, and white sneakers after the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini show at Milan Fashion Week.

2019, CHANEL X PHARRELL Capsule Collection Launch

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty Images

Jung attended Chanel x Pharrell’s launch event wearing pieces from the collection, including a white grid-printed top with a tweed skirt and pastel sneakers. She also carried a seashell clutch by Chanel in her hand.

2021, Squid Game Screening

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The model-turned-actress attended a Squid Game’s screening in Los Angeles donning a black sleeveless dress adorned with cream lace detailing and black lace-up boots.

2021, CFDA Awards

ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Jung, wearing a full all-black look from Louis Vuitton, attended the 2021 CFDA Awards to present the American Emerging Designer of the Year award.

2021, Louis Vuitton Dinner

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Continuing with her Louis Vuitton ambassadorship duties, the model and actress attended a dinner in Malibu for the high-end brand.

See more celebrity looks from Megan Fox, Cardi B, and Blackpink.