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Paris Hilton’s Most Iconic Party Looks in Honor of Her 38th Birthday


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Almost two decades after Paris Hilton first regularly started popping up in Page Six items for dancing on some of New York City’s finest nightclub tables, her particular influence is as strong as ever. Not only does she still regularly pop up as a special guest model on fashion runways, but her taste seems to inform the mood boards of even the show she’s not invited to. It seems that to some young designers, Hilton’s infamous slinky, silver 21st birthday mini-dress is every bit as important as a fashion touchstone as Dior’s New Look. Indeed, the hotel heiress did seem to invent the style code for going out for an entire generation of admirers, whether they be attempting to join her in the VIP section in Las Vegas or just living their best life after hours at the local Applebee’s. In honor of her 37th birthday, here are some of Hilton’s most iconic party looks.

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Paris Hilton and Edward Furlong. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton poses for photographers outside the Sunset Marquis September 28, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton arrives for a party January 24, 2001 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the 2001 Sundance Wet Hot American Summer Party. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Hilton hotel fortune heiresses Nicky, left, and Paris Hilton arrive for the Sean John collection fashion show February 10, 2001 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Socialites Nicky, left, and Paris Hilton attend the Elle Magazine party March 29, 2001 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the MTV 20th Anniversary party, “MTV20: Live and Almost Legal” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on August 1, 2001. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton attend VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards on October 19, 2001 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Party to celebrate Francois Nars’ New Book, “Makeup Your Mind” at Ace Gallery in New York, New York, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the Palazzo Suites at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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A friend seems to approve of Paris Hilton’s outfit during a party at downtown club Lotus to celebrate the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton attends 21st Birthday Party for Paris Hilton on February 12, 2002 at Studio 54 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton’s Birthday Party at the GQ Lounge on March 1, 2002. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Socialite Paris Hilton signs autographs outside The Lounge club May 31, 2002 in West Hollywood, CA. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton attends the Christian Dior Couture sponsored party “An Evening of Nouveau Glamour” at The Frick Collection February 6, 2003 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Paris Hilton’s Birthday Party at LIGHT at the Bellagio at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Nicole Richie (L) and Paris Hilton pose for a picture during the premiere party for “The Simple Life” on December 2, 2003 at Bliss in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the The Shop in Park City, Utah for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Def Jam VMA After Party at Cafe St. Bart’s in New York City, New York, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the Palm Court at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globe After Party. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton during Reebok, Jay-Z, Baron Davis and Belvedere Vodka Host NBA After Party at The Lot in Los Angeles, California, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Artisan Entertainment & Details Magazine Host Bash To Kick Off The Awards Weekend at Quixote Soundstage in West Hollywood, CA, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Paris Hilton Hosts The Red Party in Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Spider Club at Spider Club in Hollywood, California, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton celebrates her 21st Birthday Party at the Stork Rooms in Swallow Street on May 3, 2002 in London. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Sean P. Diddy Comb’s 50 Fabulous Dinner Party at Private Residence in Miami, Florida, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton at the America in New York City for the Paris Hosts SNL After Party. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Socialite Paris Hilton attends the annual Tatler Summer Party hosted hosted by Tatler editor Geordie Gregg and also celebrating the publication of their “August 100 Most Invited” issue, at Home House, Portman Square June 29, 2005 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Bax, Jonathan Cheban and Paris Hilton during Jonathan Cheban and Paris Hilton celebrate their birthdays at Eugene’s in New York, NY, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton during Endeavor 2006 Pre-Oscar Party in Los Angeles, California, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt attend the Gripping Eyewear VIP party at Bungalow 8 on March 27, 2009 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton attends the Casamigos Halloween Party on October 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.