BTS‘s V recently appeared in the debut post on an espresso martini review Instagram page, Press The Espresso, looking incredible in his luxury CELINE outfit with his warm blonde hair that complements his skin tone and a picturesque Parisian background with a sunset to complete the picture-perfect photo.
As one of only two posts on Press The Espresso, many wondered how the talented BTS member ended up there and quickly found the unexpected answer.
V departed Incheon Airport on June 30, looking trendy, chic, and casual in an all-CELINE outfit as he greeted the waiting press and ARMYs.
[🎥 Instagram Reel — VMAN Magazine] with #V and Bogum for Celine
— BTS Updates, News & Charts ⁷ | Layo(ꪜ)er (@_BTSMoments_) July 2, 2023
V was originally headed to Paris to attend CELINE’s spring collection show on July 2, which was canceled amid growing protests in multiple cities throughout France.
The BTS member instead connected with fellow CELINE global ambassador, actor Park Bo Gum, both in outfits from the luxury designer, as they welcomed fans to Paris.
Park Bo Gum wasn’t the only fellow celebrity V was able to meet up with during his Paris trip, which was how he ended up on the Press The Espresso page.
In 2020, BTS’s V announced in a live stream with RM that he had frequently listened to the British pop trio New Hope Club and shared that their sound inspired him.
All right let me know🤠
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 12, 2020
New Hope Club member Blake Richardson responded to the shout-out and reached out to V on Twitter to extend an invite to write songs together.
V responded with a cool, “All right let me know 🤠” via the BTS members’ shared Twitter account.
— abi ★☽ — Layover (@kiss_seven7) June 26, 2022
In 2022, Blake Richardson and V met at CELINE’s menswear collection show in Paris, showing off their friendship with a hug.
In an interview with Weverse Magazine a few months later, Blake described his experience meeting the fellow global star and again expressed his hope that they could collaborate in the future.
The two were able to meet again during V’s current trip to Paris, where they were joined by Blake Richardson’s girlfriend, American actress Bailee Madison, Chinese actress Teresa Li, and Peter Utz, CELINE’s head director of couture and events, who took the photo.