On September 12, an Instagram post by the celebrity photographer Miles Diggs announced that Rose was spotted in New York City after a fitting at Yves Saint Laurent. According to this post, the fitting took place days before the Met Gala, potentially confirming her as this year's attendee.
If so, Rose will be the first K-Pop female idol to attend the global event. Her attendance will also mark her position as the muse of YSL, having previously created milestones for YSL Beauty and YSL Denim.
Korean netizens who saw this update reacted with comments such as:
"Oh my god I am going to wake up early to watch this"
"This is crazy"
"Her look in these paparazzi photos are ordinary yet gorgeous"
"YSL must reallyyyyy love Rose!"
"This is the craziest thing every"
"I can't wait for her Met Gala look T__T"
"Please look gorgeous at the event, Rose"
"Even with an invitation from a brand, it's difficult to attend the Met Gala"
"This is crazy!"
In other news, the 2021 Met Gala will be livestreamed for the first time on September 13 at 5:30 PM EST. The theme of this year's exhibition is titled, 'America: A Lexicon of Fashion'.