May 02, 2016 12:03 PM

The resurgence of the choker trend has been giving us all ’80s and ’90s flashbacks. And it’s been been led in huge part by the Kardashian/Jenner family, in particular, supermodel sibling Kendall Jenner. But elder sister Kim Kardashian just hugely one-upped her little sis on the trend with a vintage choker that was given to mom Kris Jenner by Nicole Brown Simpson — well before Kendall was even born!

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Kardashian, 35, paired the lace and Gothic cross choker with her main uniform, a stretchy black tank dress, long duster and strappy heels. And while she gave us plenty of opportunities to see the look from all angles on her Snapchat, there was one element in particular that was not business as usual.

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“My mom’s necklace. Gift from Nicole Brown Simpson #1988” she captioned a close-up shot of the cross pendant (not to mention her famous lips and cleavage). Brown Simpson, who was the victim at the heart of the suddenly-all-over-the-news-again O.J. Simpson trial, was one of Kris Jenner’s best friends; their families spent time together (see a teenaged Kim on vacation with the Simpsons here) and the Kardashians even featured in the recent TV series The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. (Kris was played by Selma Blair.)

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“I have these vivid memories of an amazing friendship and a life that we all had together,” Jenner told PEOPLE earlier this year about her late friend. “She was funny, she was beautiful and loyal and passionate and the best mom I had ever met.”

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Kardashian displayed the necklace as part of her multiple outfit changes in N.Y.C. ahead of Monday night’s Met Gala (for which she has already revealed her goal weight). In addition to the aforementioned all-black stretchy-dress-and-duster-coat ensemble, she’s also given us a day-to-night spin on the same beige bodysuit/duster combo: one all-denim spin on the look and one evening look with a midi skirt and tulle tufted sandal.

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Her Erika Cavallini duster coat- and Citizens of Humanity jeans-clad younger sister Kendall Jenner, 20, showed an even easier way to take a look from daytime to dinner: swap out your fave white sneakers for a pair of patent heeled Kenneth Cole boots. Abs and a choker, of course, are her key accessory no matter what time of day.

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And Kylie Jenner, 18, also had a multiple-outfit weekend, adding to the speculation that she may join her older sisters on the Met Gala red carpet. But she rejected the established choker/duster dictates, choosing instead to wear leather pants, sneakers and bomber jackets, leading us to believe she could shock us all in something understated if she does make her debut this evening.

Are you surprised to Kim Kardashian in the choker?

—Alex Apatoff

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