FASHION LAW

From Jackie O to Taylor Swift, a Look Back At What Celebrities Have Worn For Their Day In Court


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Let’s get one thing out the way: no one wants to spend their day at a courthouse. Whether it be defending your innocence, testifying against an offender, or just plain old jury duty, there are plenty of other places far more preferred to spending your waking hours. (Of course, unless you are Amal Clooney, in which case, you actually probably do like hanging around the scene.) This week, Taylor Swift is spending what should be the lazy days of August not in one of her many vacation homes, but rather a California court where her trial for a civil suit against radio DJ David Mueller, who she alleges reached under her skirt and grabbed her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet at the Denver-based country radio station KYGO. So far, Swift has managed to enter the chambers unseen, save for a rough court sketch released yesterday, which sees the singer wearing a white blouse with a black blazer. It’s a seemingly conservative look that has been favored by a number of celebrities over the years who have had their time in front of the judge, including Paris Hilton, Winona Ryder, and Linda Evangelista. Others, like Lindsay Lohan, however, opt for something a bit more statement-making—all before even appearing in front of a jury—such has a skin-tight white Kimberly Ortiz mini-dress. Here, a look at what famous ladies have worn to court.

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Jackie Onassis at the Federal Courthouse for trial Jackie Onassis vs. Photographer Ron Galella for Harassment.

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Jackie Onassis during Jackie Onassis vs Ron Galella, Photographer for Harassment Trial at Federal Courthouse in New York City on March 8, 1972.

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Jackie Onassis during Jackie Onassis vs Ron Galella, Photographer for Harassment Trial at Federal Courthouse in New York City on March 8, 1972.

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Winona Ryder attends her trial wearing a matching sweater and skirt set.

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Winona Ryder enters the Beverly Hills Municipal Court for the reading of the verdict on the eighth day of her shoplifting trial on November 6, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Winona Ryder leaves Santa Monica County Building after reporting to the probation office on December 11, 2002 in Santa Monica, California.

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Courtney Love leaves the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on November 10, 2004.

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Courtney Love leaves court after giving a judge a progress report on her assault charge at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on November 18, 2005.

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Courtney Love arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 27, 2004 in Los Angeles.

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Naomi Campbell leaves Manhattan Criminal June 27, 2006 in New York City after being charged with second-degree assault on her housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, after allegedly throwing a mobile phone at her.

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Naomi Campbell was charged with second-degree assault Thursday following the alleged assult on her housekeeper in her Park Avenue apartment on March 30, 2006 in New York City. If convicted, she could face 7 years in Prison. Her trial date has been set for June 27th 2006 in New York Criminal Court. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)

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Linda Evangelista appears at Manhattan Family Court on May 4, 2012 in New York City.

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Linda Evangelista appears at Manhattan Family Court on May 8, 2012 in New York City.

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Linda Evangelista appears at Manhattan Family Court on May 7, 2012 in New York City.

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Paris Hilton arrives at the Metropolitan Branch Courthouse on May 4, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. L

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Paris Hilton arrives at a Miami court where she is involved a breach of contract suit. on July 9, 2009 in Miami, Florida.

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Paris Hilton sighting at the Ferguson U.S. Courthouse for her civil trial on allegations she failed to adequately promote the 2006 film National Lampoon’s Pledge This! on July 10, 2009 in Miami, Florida.

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Britney Spears arrives at a custody hearing at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on October 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil’ Kim departs the Federal Court House in New York City on March 15, 2005.

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Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden leave court in Glendale, California, on July 2007 after Richie pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.

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Sienna Miller is pictured at the High Court on November 24, 2011 in London, England.

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Lindsay Lohan arrrives for her arraingment at the Airport Courthouse on February 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lindsay Lohan arrives for the afternoon session of the probation revocation hearing at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on July 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lindsay Lohan leaves court after her latest probation hearing on February 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lindsay Lohan leaves court after her latest probation hearing at the Airport Courthouse on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lindsay Lohan leaves Airport Branch Courthouse of Los Angeles Superior Court March 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City.

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Stephanie Seymour is seen leaving Stamford Superior Court where she faced charges of Driving Under the Influence on February 2, 2016 in Stamford, CT.

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Kim Kardashian surrounded by Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse after attending her divorce hearing from Kris Humphries on April 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Amal Clooney attends a press conference at Doughty Street Chambers on October 5, 2015 in London, England.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, leave Southport Magistrates Court, Queensland, on April 18, 2016.

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Taylor Swift, as depicted by a court room sketch artist, during her August 2017 trial.