25 Throwback Photos of Celebs Using Their Extremely Cool Flip Phones
Before the iPhone made its debut 10 years ago and became the only thing celebrities would dare to carry in their purse, the hottest outfit-making accessory was none other than a flip phone. And while today these early '00s photos are positively cringe-worthy, back then, they were a prize possession that every A-list star would have in their hands for the perfect photo op.
Don't believe me? Just check out this museum-worthy photo of Kim Kardashian with a baby pink flip phone. Nowadays that pic would be a paid post with a prominent #ad, but 2006 Kim was just trying to keep up with the times. After all, holding up a bedazzled flip phone was basically her BFF Paris Hilton's signature red carpet pose.
Keep scrolling for 25 hilarious photos of celebrities flaunting their flip phone, and thank your lucky stars that Steve Jobs came around to save us from another decade of cell phone-related embarrassment.
Are you a real socialite if your phone isn't covered in rhinestones?
Hilary's showing off that Motorola like it's an engagement ring.
Jamie Lynn Spears
"You used to call me on my Hello Kitty phone."
Kimora Lee Simmons
TFW when your flip phone matches your outfit.
Nothing is more early 2000s than a flip phone in one hand and a tiny dog in the other.
Nothing has ever looked less casual.
Functional phone or children's toy?
Flip phones and micro minis: a match made in red carpet heaven.
"Oh, I didn't see you there!"
I can't decide what's more early '00s, that flip phone or the ultra low-rise jeans.
Nope, even Claire Danes isn't immune to the flip-phone photo op.
Which is the better accessory, that pearl-encrusted satin jacket or the flip phone on her ear?
You know it's real when you have a bedazzled Sidekick II.
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Ryan does not trust whoever is on the other end of that call.
Is that a cell phone or a cordless home phone? We may never know.
"Oh, you're taking a picture? Let me just pull out my phone and pretend to make a call."
#Tbt to when the Sidekick was the hottest thing since sliced bread.
Double the phones, double the fun.
Never forget the hot pink ski pants. Never forget.
Apparently talking on your cell phone while doing an interview was socially acceptable 15 years ago.
Your street style shot isn't complete without a phone held up to your ear.
Vivica A. Fox
"Where in the world is my Uber?"
Nothing like a signature red carpet pose.