Current user rating: 80/100 (1415 votes)
- Drama: Fashion King
- Revised romanization: Paeseon Wang
- Genre : Romance,Melodrama
- Hangul: 패션왕
- Director: Lee Myung-Woo
- Writer: Kim Ki-Ho, Lee Sun-Mi
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: March 19, 2012 - May 22, 2012
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
"Fashion King" revolves around the world of fashion designers, from start-ups in the Dongdaemun area of Seoul onto world class designers.
Young-Gul (Yoo Ah-In) makes imitation designer clothes at a small factory and sells them at Dongdaemun Market. He is in bad financial shape.
Since Ga-Young's (Shin Se-Kyung) parents died in an accident, she is raised by Jo Soon-Hee (Jang Mi-Hie), owner and designer at Boutique Jo, which Ga-Young's parents and Jo Soon-Hee started together. Ga-Young lives and works at Boutique Jo. Ga-Young has talent as a designer. While Ga-Young works under Jo Soon-Hee, she applies to a famous design school in New York. Jo Soon-Hee then hides her acceptance letter from her and eventually kicks Ga-Young out for setting a fire at Boutique Jo, which Ga-Young had nothing to do with. Ga-Young has no place to go and spots a help wanted ad. Ga-Young goes to a small sewing factory, which Young-Gul runs, and gets a job there.
Due to Young-Gul's debts, he goes to Jae-Hyuk's (Lee Je-Hoon) office to borrow money. Young-Gul and Jae-Hyuk graduated from the same high school, but they hardly know each other. Jae-Hyuk is the son of a major clothing company. Young-Gul is humiliated by Jae-Hyuk at his office .
When Ga-Young sees an acceptance email from the design school in New York, Young-Gul is also there. That night, Young-Gul gives her money to buy a plane ticket to New York. Finally, Ga-Young gets to go to New York, but when she gets there, the receptionist at the school tells Ga-Young that the school sent her a rejection letter. Ga-Young is dumbfounded.
Meanwhile, Jae-Hyuk is sent to New York to hone his skills in scouting for the latest trends in fashion.
Young-Gul sleeps with a woman, but it turns out she is the girlfriend of a loan shark. Young-Gul is then chased by the loan shark's thugs. To avoid the thugs, Young-Gul hops on a deep-sea fishing boat.
- Actress Han Chae-Young was scheduled to make her comeback in Korean dramas with this series, but because of delays she chose to work on the South Korean-New Zealand film Soul Mates instead.
- On December 24, 2011 first screenplay reading took place at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
- Filming for "Fashion King" began January, 2012.
- Filming for "Fashion King" will shoot on location in New York City, New Yotk & Las Vegas, Nevada from February 11, 2012 through February 23, 2012. Main performers Yoo Ah-In, Shin Se-Kyung, Lee Je-Hoon & Yuri will all take part in those shootings. Filming in New York City will take place during the city's semi-annual "Fashion Week" event.
- "Fashion King" takes over the SBS Monday & Tuesday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "History of the Salaryman" and will be replaced by "The Chaser" on May 28, 2012.
- Seohyun from "Girls' Generation" sings track "I'll Be Waiting" (Gidarilgeyo) for the "Fashion King" OST. The track is released on April 16 and the 3rd single for the drama series.
|Yoo Ah-In||Shin Se-Kyung||Lee Je-Hoon||Yuri|
|Kang Young-Gul||Lee Ga-Young||Jung Jae-Hyuk||Choi An-Na|
Additional Cast Members:
- Jang Mi-Hee - Jo Soon-Hee (President of Boutique Jo)
- Han Yoo-Yi - Shin Jung-Ah
- Cha Seo-Won - Miss Ko
- Ko Su-Hee - Employee at Young-Gul's factory
- Ra Mi-Ran - Employee at Young-Gul's factory
- Jang Eun-Bi - Employee at Young-Gul's factory
- Ra Jae-Woong - Chil-Bok
- Lee Han-Wi - Hwang Tae-San
- Shin Seung-Hwan - Jang Il-Kook
- Ki Eun-Se - Soo-Ji
- Lee Yoo-Joon - Eokkae
- Kim Il-Woo - Jung Man-Ho
- Lee Hye-Sook - Yoon Hyang-Sook
- Yun Ki-Won - Secretary Kim
- Kim Byung-Ok - Director Kim
- Yoo Chae-Young - Bong-Sook
- Seo Young-Joo - Young-Gul (teen)
- Kim Sae-Ron - Ga-Young (teen)
|2012-03-19||1||12.4% (10th)||14.8% (5th)|
|2012-03-20||2||11.5% (11th)||13.5% (6th)|
|2012-03-26||3||12.3% (10th)||14.8% (5th)|
|2012-03-27||4||11.6% (13th)||14.2% (7th)|
|2012-04-02||5||12.6% (9th)||14.3% (6th)|
|2012-04-03||6||12.7% (9th)||14.4% (5th)|
|2012-04-09||7||11.9% (9th)||14.3% (7th)|
|2012-04-10||8||10.7% (13th)||12.6% (9th)|
|2012-04-16||9||12.5% (9th)||13.2% (6th)|
|2012-04-17||10||11.1% (10th)||13.1% (6th)|
|2012-04-23||11||11.3% (12th)||11.9% (7th)|
|2012-04-24||12||11.6% (10th)||14.1% (5th)|
|2012-04-30||13||10.8% (8th)||13.1% (5th)|
|2012-05-01||14||10.9% (10th)||13.4% (6th)|
|2012-05-07||15||10.7% (7th)||12.6% (6th)|
|2012-05-08||16||10.9% (8th)||12.3% (6th)|
|2012-05-14||17||11.0% (12th)||12.2% (7th)|
|2012-05-15||18||11.4% (7th)||12.9% (6th)|
|2012-05-21||19||11.2% (7th)||13.3% (4th)|
|2012-05-22||20||10.8% (7th)||12.8% (4th)|
Source: TNS Media Korea / * NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea.