Who’s that girl? She’s known for her innocent and sweet image, but IU has taken on a very different look and returned to the scene with an on-trend grunge-influenced makeover.
At the August 13 Infinity Challenge Music Festival in Korea, the 22-year-old idol star hit the stage in a combination of 90s-style normcore clothing and an edgy short hair bob.
Fishnet stockings under short frayed black denim shorts, black chunky ankle boots topped off with a cool bomber jacket gave the “Red Shoes” songstress a new kind of look at the MBC show.
The look — which first suggested to the idol by co-star Park Myungsoo — is Gwen Stwfani meets Natalie Portman’s character Matilda in the iconic 90s film Léon: The Professional.
Alas, sources confirm that her new hair do was just a wig, but it’s not the first time IU has shown off a shorter style before and it’s clearly working for her as she’s currently trending across all social media in Korea.
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Meanwhile, the Infinity Challenge Music Festival was host to a line up of even more A-list K-pop names from G-Dragon, Zion T and even label JYP Entertainment head honcho Park Jin Young.