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IU Debuts 90s Grunge Look, Short Hair on Infinity Challenge: Photos

August 14, 2015 at 8:00 am EDT

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.

IU debuted new 90s grunge look complete with vintage neck choker and a short bob Credit:  BOX

IU debuted new 90s grunge look complete with vintage neck choker and a short bob
Credit: BOX

Although convincing the singer was actually wearing a wig for the August 13 Infinite Challenge taping Credit: BOX

Although convincing the singer was actually wearing a wig for the August 13 Infinite Challenge taping
Credit: BOX

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.

IU completed the look with a camo green bomber jacket, denim shorts and striped top Credit: BOX

IU completed the look with a camo green bomber jacket, denim shorts and striped top
Credit: BOX

The look is a departure from IU's usual soft and angelic image Credit: Newsen

The look is a departure from IU's usual soft and angelic image
Credit: Newsen

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.

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