Chloe Kim rocks snowboarding 'slut strands' at the Met Gala

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Chloe Kim gives a nod to her sport at the 2022 Met Gala. (Photo: Getty Images)
Chloe Kim gives a nod to her sport at the 2022 Met Gala. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chloe Kim traded in her snowboarding gear for a Met Gala gown. But the Olympian is giving a nod to her sport by rocking her slut strands.

The 22-year-old athlete went for the gold with her red carpet appearance on Monday night, wearing a gorgeous white Giambattista Valli Couture ball gown with two satin bows and countless red feathers. The look is a departure from what Kim's fans are used to seeing her in as she shreds. The way she styled her hair with two pieces left out front, however, is more familiar.

The two pieces in front are reminiscent of her look on the slopes. (Photo: Getty Images)
The two pieces in front are reminiscent of her look on the slopes. (Photo: Getty Images)

In fact, the pieces are referred to as "slut strands" within the sport and are typically identifiers of women snowboarders hitting the slope while disguised by their gear and helmets. Although Kim always has the free strands, she told InStyle back in February that she'd like to rename the look.

"We need to change the name to beauty strands," she told the publication. "I hate the term. Beauty strands make me feel beautiful, and it's such a cute thing."

Regardless of the style's moniker, Kim certainly loves the look. And whether she's in sports gear or a gown inspired by Gilded Glamour, she wears the hair well.

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