As with so many trends from the Y2K era over the past few years, shredded jeans have returned to the style spotlight in full force. The heavily-ripped, grated-down denim pieces of yesteryear, once favored by the likes of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Beyoncé, have been spotted on everyone from Bella Hadid to Katie Holmes. (They’ve also made an increasing return to the runways, too, appearing everywhere from the cult Berlin brand Ottolinger to Chanel.)
Never one to miss out on a white-hot trend, Kim Kardashian’s latest look saw her revisit distressed denim—but in her inimitable style, she gave it an even more extreme twist. Wearing a piece from the fast-rising French designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s spring 2022 collection, Kardashian went full Y2K trashy-chic with a Christina Aguilera Dirrty-style lace-up crotch and rips that ran all the way from the waistline to the pants’ attached heels. (Are they chaps? Pants? Boots? Chapoots? We’ll let you decide on that one.)
“Talk less, say more,” she captioned the post—but if there’s one thing Kardashian’s very outré pants are guaranteed to do, it’s get people talking.