Spotlight on first lady and her clothes on Madrid trip

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First lady Kim Keon-hee views a Korean fashion exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Madrid Tuesday. [JOINT PRESS CORPS]

Very first woman Kim Keon-hee views a Korean vogue exhibition at the Korean Cultural Heart in Madrid Tuesday. [JOINT PRESS CORPS]

MADRID, Spain — Initial girl Kim Keon-hee took her to start with shot at comfortable diplomacy on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid with a tour of a Korean fashion exhibition.  
 
Kim visited the Korean Cultural Heart Tuesday afternoon in her initial formal activity in Madrid. She and President Yoon Suk-yeol kicked off a five-working day vacation to Spain Monday.  
 
Kim, who labored as an exhibition planner, thanked the Cultural Center staff for their attempts to market Korean lifestyle and encouraged initiatives to market “K-pop, K-vogue, K-elegance and K-food items” in Spain.  
 
It was the to start with pay a visit to by a presidential partner considering that the center’s opening in 2011.
 
Kim seen a Korean vogue exhibition at the center’s Han-ul Gallery, showcasing dresses by designer Kim A-youthful, the founder of the CAHIERS manufacturer, who lends a modern twist to Hanbok, regular Korean costume. The exhibition, “The Outdated Wears the New,” is set to operate to July 29.
 
“Spain is acknowledged all more than the earth as the property nation of Velázquez and Picasso,” mentioned Kim. “I am really happy that the very first exhibition to promote Korean fashion is being held in Spain, a nation leading the globe in style.”
 
She pointed out that the fabric utilized in Korean clothing is “outstanding” and pointed out “Korea’s lifestyle is growing creatively.”
 
A staffer at the heart explained to Kim, “There is a whole lot of interest in Korean architecture, film, tunes and language, to the extent that even a smaller town in Spain has a request for a Hallyu event.”
 
Kim frequented a hanbok exhibition, workshops and hangul (Korean language) faculty at the heart.  
 

President Yoon Seok-yeol, second from left, and first lady Kim Keon-hee, far right, pose for a commemorative photo with King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife Queen Letizia at the royal palace in Madrid Tuesday evening. [NEWS1]

President Yoon Seok-yeol, next from remaining, and initial girl Kim Keon-hee, far correct, pose for a commemorative image with King Felipe VI of Spain and his spouse Queen Letizia at the royal palace in Madrid Tuesday evening. [NEWS1]

Afterwards Tuesday evening, Kim and Yoon attended a supper hosted by Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia.
 
Kim is also scheduled to go to a sequence of activities planned for spouses of leaders of NATO users and spouse nations around the world Wednesday which includes a tour of the royal palace and the Queen Sofía Nationwide Museum Artwork Middle. Kim was also scheduled to go to an upcycling store in Madrid and accompany Yoon to a evening meal with Korean citizens in Spain afterwards that night.
 
On Monday, Kim greeted reporters on Air Force 1 en route to Spain, her initial call with the push as initial woman. She and her husband disembarked from the presidential jet holding palms. 
 
Kim’s wardrobe has been acquiring a large amount of notice. She wore a white one-piece gown on her arrival in the nation and a black-and-white houndstooth pattern suit paired with a black belt to the cultural centre. For the meal, she wore a quick-sleeved white cocktail dress paired with white gloves, a black clutch and black heels.  
 
When U.S. President Joe Biden frequented Seoul final month, Kim briefly greeted him at the Nationwide Museum of Korea but didn’t join a state meal as her counterpart, U.S. very first woman Jill Biden, was not on the excursion.  
 
At the time, Biden instructed Yoon that they experienced the two “married up.”

BY SARAH KIM [[email protected]]

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