STYLE EVOLUTION

A Brief History of Paris Hilton’s Front-Row Style at Fashion Week

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Paris Hilton may have a talent for a stealing the show on the runway—even amidst the usual spectacle that is Philipp Plein—but it’s actually on the sidelines of Fashion Week where the heiress has garnered the most attention, thanks to her ever eye-catching front-row style. Never far from her sister Nicky, Hilton powered through the New York Fashion Weeks of the 2000s with nary a shortage of slogan tees—starting early on with “QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE!” in neon pink in 2002—or noteworthy accessories. (The latter may have peaked in 2005 when she sat front row at Narciso Rodriguez, scrolling on her Sidekick with her dog Tinkerbell, decked out in a matching white ensemble, camped out on her lap.) Ahead of yet another round of New York Fashion Week, relive all the belly shirts, rhinestones, and flared jeans Hilton has worn to shows like Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Jeremy Scott, plus a few bonus ensembles from fellow front-rowers like her ex Benji Madden.

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Nicky and Paris Hilton at the Sean John Fall 2001 show at Bryant Park in New York, February 2001.

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Paris Hilton at the Sean John Fall 2002 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City, February 2002.

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Paris Hilton at theTommy Hilfiger Men’s Fall 2002 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City, February 2002.

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Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton at the Pierrot Spring 2003 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2002.

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Paris Hilton at the Jill Stuart Spring 2003 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2002.

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Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, and Tinkerbell at the Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2003 show at her West Village Studio during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, February 2003.

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Paris Hilton at the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2004 show at the Manhattan Armory during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2003.

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Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton at the Jeremy Scott show during Los Angeles Fashion Week in Culver City, California, October 2003.

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Paris Hilton at the Zac Posen Spring 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week in Bryant Park in New York, September 2004.

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Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2006 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York, September 2005.

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Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell at the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week in New York, February 2005.

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Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2004 show after-party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2003.

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Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, and Serena Williams at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York, September 2004.

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Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton at the Lacoste Spring 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at the Waterfront in New York, September 2004.

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Paris Hilton at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2006 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York, September 2005.

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Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2007 at Bryant Park in New York, September 2006.

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Paris Hilton and Benji Madden at the Nicholai by Nicky Hilton Fall 2008 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Culver City, California, March 2008.

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Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton at the Jeremy Scott show during Spring 2014 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios in New York, September 2013.

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Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton at the Valentino Spring 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week, September 2014.

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Paris Hilton at the Alon Livne Fall 2014 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Hudson Hotel in New York, February 2014.

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Paris Hilton at the Dsquared2 Fall 2015 show during the Milan Fashion Week, January 2015.

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Paris Hilton at the Gabriela Cadena Fall 2015 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, February 2015.

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Paris Hilton at the Pamella Roland Fall 2016 show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios, February 2016.

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Paris Hilton at the Jeremy Scott Spring 2017 show during New York Fashion Week, September 2016.

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Paris Hilton at the Plein Sport Fall 2017 show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week, January 2017.

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Paris Hilton and Sofia Richie at the Fall 2017 Moschino show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week, January 2017.

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Paris Hilton at the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Fall 2017 show during New York Fashion Week, February 2017.

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Paris Hilton at The Blonds Fall 2017 show during New York Fashion Week, February 2017.

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Paris Hilton at the Vivienne Tam Fall 2017 show during New York Fashion Week, February 2017.

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Paris Hilton at the Jasmine fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios, September 2018.

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Paris Hilton walks the runway for Namilia during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on September 11, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Paris Hilton arrives to Oscar De La Renta fashion show at the Cunard Building during New York Fashion Week, February 2019.