MADRID, Spain — Initially lady Kim Keon-hee took her to start with shot at tender diplomacy on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid with a tour of a Korean manner exhibition.
Kim frequented the Korean Cultural Centre Tuesday afternoon in her initially official activity in Madrid. She and President Yoon Suk-yeol kicked off a 5-day vacation to Spain Monday.
Kim, who labored as an exhibition planner, thanked the Cultural Center staff for their attempts to market Korean society and encouraged efforts to promote “K-pop, K-fashion, K-attractiveness and K-foodstuff” in Spain.
It was the to start with pay a visit to by a presidential wife or husband considering that the center’s opening in 2011.
Kim viewed a Korean manner exhibition at the center’s Han-ul Gallery, showcasing outfits by designer Kim A-younger, the founder of the CAHIERS brand, who lends a up to date twist to Hanbok, classic Korean dress. The exhibition, “The Outdated Wears the New,” is set to run to July 29.
“Spain is recognised all in excess of the entire world as the property nation of Velázquez and Picasso,” explained Kim. “I am extremely happy that the first exhibition to market Korean style is remaining held in Spain, a region foremost the environment in trend.”
She mentioned that the cloth made use of in Korean garments is “exceptional” and pointed out “Korea’s tradition is expanding creatively.”
A staffer at the center explained to Kim, “There is a great deal of fascination in Korean architecture, film, music and language, to the extent that even a small metropolis in Spain has a request for a Hallyu function.”
Kim frequented a hanbok exhibition, workshops and hangul (Korean language) college at the centre.
Later Tuesday evening, Kim and Yoon attended a meal hosted by Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia.
Kim is also scheduled to go to a series of activities planned for spouses of leaders of NATO members and husband or wife countries Wednesday such as a tour of the royal palace and the Queen Sofía National Museum Art Middle. Kim was also scheduled to stop by an upcycling keep in Madrid and accompany Yoon to a dinner with Korean inhabitants in Spain later that evening.
On Monday, Kim greeted reporters on Air Power One en route to Spain, her to start with speak to with the press as to start with woman. She and her spouse disembarked from the presidential jet holding hands.
Kim’s wardrobe has been getting a lot of consideration. She wore a white just one-piece costume on her arrival in the region and a black-and-white houndstooth pattern accommodate paired with a black belt to the cultural heart. For the evening meal, she wore a small-sleeved white cocktail dress paired with white gloves, a black clutch and black heels.
When U.S. President Joe Biden visited Seoul past thirty day period, Kim briefly greeted him at the Countrywide Museum of Korea but failed to be part of a state evening meal as her counterpart, U.S. initial woman Jill Biden, was not on the journey.
At the time, Biden advised Yoon that they had the two “married up.”
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