Kim Kardashian's Blonde Hair Inspired by a Pop Legend: Find Out Who!

03/07/2015 at 12:16 PM ET

Kim Kardashian West has the ultimate blonde ambition. The star reveals to PEOPLE that her much talked about platinum hair was influenced by music icon — and famous blonde — Madonna!

Kim Kardashian and MadonnaPascal Le Segretain/Getty; Ron Galella/WireImage

“I’ve always had this image of Madonna with platinum hair in my references folder on my computer and I’ve been waiting a long time to try the look,” she tells PEOPLE. “I thought what better time than right now for Paris Fashion Week.”

But Kim maintains the hair change (by celebrity colorist Lorri Goddard) wasn’t a planned event.

“It was a really last minute decision,” she adds.

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PEOPLE’s guest beauty editor recently told us she was thinking of maybe trying out some fun-colored tresses before she made the decision to go platinum.

“I think it would be really fun to try that short turquoise hair that Kylie has,” she said. (Maybe, that’s next?)

Right now, Kim’s busy sitting front row at the biggest Paris Fashion Week shows (in a number of head-turning outfits), styling her hair differently for each event — from slicked-back to wavy.

Are you a fan of her new look? Should she keep the platinum for a while or go back to brunette? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Jen Garcia

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Unknown@@@@ on

Kim needs to take some pointers from her half-sister, kylie in the hair dying or highlights…wherever the other names are in changing your hair color! At she knows what other color matches her natural hair color.

AO on

Sorry to say but the blonde doesn’t work for her period, she needs to stick with her dark hair, she looks so much better.

Lilli on

She looks ridiculous !!!!!

Hmmm on

i like it. very high fashion and interesting.

yolie on

Whether it’s blonde or black – she just needs to go away period.

Guest on

This isn’t sour grapes but the color is horrible on her. I’m not a fan but this color washes her out….she looks so much better in darker hair. I know she does things to stand out but platinum is not the right color on her hair. No, she’s not Madonna and yes Madonna’s hair color works well on her just not on Kim.

JLM on

She looks like a porn star. Oh wait a minute…

Osos on

I think it looks pretty good. Definitely like the wavy look better than the slick back.

Sam on

she looks like the Roswell alien.

Smithy on

She looks like a goat.

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