The star tells PEOPLE about her decision to go platinum

By Brittany Talarico
Updated March 07, 2015 05:16 PM

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 Madonna

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“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