Sofia Richie, the daughter of Lionel Richie, little sister of Nicole Richie, and ex-girlfriend of Justin Bieber, has been making red carpet statements since she was ten, often favoring black and white, big coats, and bold braids. These days, the celebrity scion is all about dramatic streetwear, making frequent appearances in baggy sweats and crop tops. Of course, like any good aspiring model, she also knows how to turn it on for the red carpet, including this year’s amfAR Cannes, where she stunned in a semi-sheer black lace gown. In celebration of the aspiring singer and fashion designer’s 19th birthday, a look back at her style evolution over the year.
Sophia Richie makes her first red carpet appearance at the age of 10 with her dad, Lionel Richie, and sister, Nicole Richie at the 2008 ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood, California.
Richie was already way ahead of her time at age 11.
In 2011, she attended the Los Angeles Premiere of “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” with the model and actress Angie Everhart, and her son Kayden Bobby Everhart. Look how far she’s come! Never say never, for real.
Richie was unchaperoned for Teen Vogue’s 10th Anniversary Annual Young Hollywood Party in 2012.
Lest we forget that Richie was (and still is) a teenager thrown into the spotlight. The red carpet is a learning experience.
This all-white ensemble is perhaps Richie’s most sophisticated look to date. Here she attends Claiborne Swanson Frank’s Young Hollywood book launch hosted by Michael Kors in 2014.
By age 15, Richie clearly realized she was was most comfortable in all-black.
Richie looked chic in head-to-toe black and white while attending the Diane von Furstenberg show at New York Fashion Week in 2015.
Again with the black-and-white, plus a clear love of oversized coats, at the Alice + Olivia presentation during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015.
In the summer months, Richie opts for all-white instead of all-black. Here, she attends a party at Nobu Malibu.
Richie’s most momentous red carpet moment was when she attended the Met Gala in 2015 with Cara Delevigne, Stella McCartney, and Zhu Zhu.
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Richie still loves to mix it up with braids. Here, she attends the Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Spring 2016 show during New York Fashion Week.
For the “Manus x Machina Met Gala this year, 17-year-old Richie stepped out in a custom Topshop gown, demonstrating that teens can play the game, too.
Sofia Richie attends the Balmain aftershow party as part of Paris Fashion week at El Pompon Magnifico on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France.
Sofia Richie attends the Alexander Wang show during New York Fashion Week at RKO Hamilton Theater on February 11, 2017 in New York City.
Sofia Richie attends the TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California.
Sofia Richie attends the Lon Dunn + Missguided launch event hosted by Jourdan Dunn at The London EDITION on February 17, 2017 in London, England.
Sofia Richie attends the Midnight Garden After Dark at the NYLON Estate on April 14, 2017 in Bermuda Dunes, California.
Sofia Richie attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.
Sofia Richie arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.
Sofia Richie attends the TINGS ‘Secret Party’ launch party held at Nightingale on August 23, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.