BLACKPINK’s Jennie has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in 2023 of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), making her the only K-Pop idol to make it onto the list.

The sensational singer continues to prove her global influence as she joins the list of WWD’s ‘50 Women in Power.’ Such list includes prominent figures in the fashion industry ranging from CEOs, politicians, and celebrities. 


Among the list are famous superstars who have built their own beauty brand. Selena Gomez, founder of Rare Beauty; Rihanna, founder of Fenty Beauty, and Scarlett Johansson, founder of The Outset, are some who made it to the list alongside Jennie.

In the feature, Jennie noted that confidence is the key in empowering women.Women can be powerful by knowing that their voice matters and knowing their own worth. Especially in an industry like mine, being confident in what I believe in is very important. When we’re free to be creative and go for what we want, that’s how we can be powerful!” she said in an interview with WWD

Upon the announcement, the singer expressed her gratitude through her personal social media account. “Thank you WWD for including me in this year’s Women in Power’ list,” she said. 


A true fashion icon

The year 2023 has been nothing short of exceptional for Jennie’s fashion endeavors. 

Jennie was named as one of the last few Chanel muses handpicked by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. In 2023, she has been part of two major campaigns:  the Coco Crush fine jewelry in January, and the Chanel 22 bag in March.

According to the data analysis provider Launchmetrics, her presence at the Paris Fashion Week generated a staggering $4.5 Million in Media Impact Value (MIV).  

Additionally, she’s been dubbed as the “Human Chanel.” In May, the rapper also made her highly-anticipated Met Gala debut. There, the idol stunned with an archival Chanel look from the brand’s Fall/Winter 1990 runway collection.

Moreover, Jennie has been named as a global ambassador for Calvin Klein. In May, Jennie released her first CK capsule collection consisting of denim, essentials, and knitwear which were immediately sold out upon its release.

According to Launchmetrics, Jennie’s single post about her Calvin Klein collection topped $2.1 Million MIV. Her campaign with the brand generated a total of $6.8 Million in MIV.


Apart from her impact in the fashion industry, Jennie dominates the music world as well. Interestingly, she also made her acting debut with the HBO original The Idol. 

In the WWD interview, Jennie also shared how she aims to transcend genres. “I like to be versatile. Inspirations change all the time. I’m a fan of the ’80s, ’90s, ’70s, everything,” she said. 

Currently, BLACKPINK is set to wrap up their Born Pink World Tour. Their two-day concert in Seoul is set for September 16 and 17.

Featured image: BLACKPINK’s Jennie poses for her birthday greeting on social media. Credit: Facebook/BLACKPINK