Kim Kardashian is clearly not over her ‘Pammy updo’ era, and neither are we.
Kim attended the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards wearing her hair in a ‘90s-inspired Pamela Anderson updo with a long fringe pulled out and worn across her forehead and over her eyes. Though the hair moved around as Kardashian posed in her high-necked Chrome Hearts gown, the piecey fringe held up its end of the hairstyling bargain and continued their mission to cover her eyes no matter what.
True to form, Kardashian triumphed over her vision-blurring fringe and leaned into it, having fun with the style. The updo itself was gathered up high on Kardashian’s head with curly, tousled tendrils tucked into a bun, much like the messy upstyles worn by Anderson in the ‘90s. (Remember how she said the secret ingredient to said updo was a G-string?) Precise perfection wasn’t the name of the game with this updo; it was all about casual, effortless chic with tendrils pulled out not just over Kardashian’s eyes, but also near her ears. If she went blonde, she’d look like Anderson’s twin sister.
Kim stuck to her signature glam for the event: lots of lashes, peachy blush, contour and nude lips. However, she did deviate from the norm when it came to her manicure, swapping her usual short, neutral mani in favor of stiletto sharp, pitch black nails. We’d never use the word “goth” to describe Kim Kardashian, but her nails are certainly *much* darker and witchier than usual.
If there’s one thing we know about Kim, it’s that while she has cultivated a signature look over the years, she’s also never afraid to throw a wrench in that signature and change things up in a surprising way. As soon as we get comfortable with the stereotypical “Kim” look, she’s moved onto something else, and while it may sometimes be polarising — or in this case, vision-obscuring — it’s never, ever boring.
This article originally appeared on ALLURE.