Celebrity 25 Throwback Photos of Celebs Using Their Extremely Cool Flip Phones By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 27, 2017 @ 02:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Chris Polk/FilmMagic 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. 01 of 24 Paris Hilton Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Are you a real socialite if your phone isn't covered in rhinestones? 02 of 24 Hilary Duff Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage Hilary's showing off that Motorola like it's an engagement ring. 03 of 24 Jamie Lynn Spears Mark Sullivan/WireImage "You used to call me on my Hello Kitty phone." 04 of 24 Jessica Biel John Sciulli/WireImage No words. 05 of 24 Kimora Lee Simmons Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage TFW when your flip phone matches your outfit. 06 of 24 Kelly Osbourne John Sciulli/WireImage Nothing is more early 2000s than a flip phone in one hand and a tiny dog in the other. 07 of 24 Peaches Geldof Gianfranco Calcagno/FilmMagic Nothing has ever looked less casual. 08 of 24 Nikki Hilton John Sciulli/WireImage Functional phone or children's toy? 09 of 24 Gisele Bündchen Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Flip phones and micro minis: a match made in red carpet heaven. 10 of 24 Carmen Electra Jeff Vespa/Wireimage "Oh, I didn't see you there!" 11 of 24 P!nk Jeff Vespa/WireImage I can't decide what's more early '00s, that flip phone or the ultra low-rise jeans. 12 of 24 Claire Danes Jeff Vespa/WireImage Nope, even Claire Danes isn't immune to the flip-phone photo op. 13 of 24 Brittany Snow John Sciulli/WireImage Which is the better accessory, that pearl-encrusted satin jacket or the flip phone on her ear? 14 of 24 Lindsay Lohan Frazer Harrison/Getty You know it's real when you have a bedazzled Sidekick II. 15 of 24 Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon Kevin Mazur/WireImage Ryan does not trust whoever is on the other end of that call. 16 of 24 Brittany Murphy Jeff Vespa/WireImage Is that a cell phone or a cordless home phone? We may never know. 17 of 24 Amanda Bynes Mychal Watts/WireImage "Oh, you're taking a picture? Let me just pull out my phone and pretend to make a call." 18 of 24 Nicole Richie L. Cohen/WireImage #Tbt to when the Sidekick was the hottest thing since sliced bread. 19 of 24 Christina Aguilera Dave Hogan/Getty Double the phones, double the fun. 20 of 24 Paris Hilton John Shearer/WireImage Never forget the hot pink ski pants. Never forget. 21 of 24 Eva Longoria Gustavo Caballero/Getty Apparently talking on your cell phone while doing an interview was socially acceptable 15 years ago. 22 of 24 Milla Jovovich James Devaney/WireImage Your street style shot isn't complete without a phone held up to your ear. 23 of 24 Vivica A. Fox Arnaldo Magnani/Getty "Where in the world is my Uber?" 24 of 24 Amanda Bynes Mark Sullivan/WireImage Nothing like a signature red carpet pose.