You Won't Believe What These Celebrities Wore to One of Their First Fashion Shows

Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Jessica Alba
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Celebrities go all out for Fashion Week. Seriously, planning different outfits for every single show is the norm, even if you have five presentations in one day. But things were totally different when our favorite style stars first hit the scene.

Before Kim Kardashian West had the biggest designers on speed dial, she kept her trusted wide-waist belts and Christian Louboutin pumps on repeat. And Nicky and Paris Hilton have always had access to big brands, but there was a period when they consistently dressed like twins.

What's even more nostalgic than looking back at the retro outfits, is the roster of throwback fashion brands. Stars were doing any and everything to attend the runway shows of iconic fashion houses like Sean John and Baby Phat. Yep, those were the good ol' days. Take a trip down memory lane and scroll on to see some of our favorite celebrities attending one of their first Fashion Week events below.

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Beyonce attends Gianfranco Ferre Spring 2004

Beyoncé played with pops of color as she took her front-row seat at the Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2004 presentation.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2005
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Jennifer Lopez served up a dose of glam with a furry dress and knee-high boots at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2005 presentation.

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Nicky and Paris Hilton

Nicky and Paris Hilton attend Sean John Fall 2001 show
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The Hilton sisters showed off their matching style while attending the Sean John Fall 2001 fashion show.

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez attends Whitley Kros Spring 2009 show
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Selena Gomez kept things classic with a plaid button-up dress at the Whitley Kros Srping 2009 runway show.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington at Proenza Schouler Spring 2006
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One of our favorite actresses looked super adorable in a minidress while in the front row of the Proenza Schouler Spring 2006 show.

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Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
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Palermo kept things classic in a LBD for the Kai Kuhne: Myself Spring 2007 presentation.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Nicole Romano Fall 2007 Fashion Show
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Kardashian worked her angles in a green, silky dress while backstage at the Nicole Romano Fall 2007 show in New York City.

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Rihanna attends Baby Phat Spring 2006 Show
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Our favorite bad gal rocked a sequin-trimmed dress for Baby Phat's Spring 2006 presentation.

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman attends Zac Posen Spring 2003 show
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A young Natalie Portman brought her best accessory (a teeny, little pup) to Zac Posen's Spring 2003 runway show.

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj attends Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 show
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Nicki Minaj was completely committed to her Harajuku-Barbie vibes in the front row of the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 presentation.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift MBFW 2012
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Swift hit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2012 wearing a bright, red number.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan attends 2003 Smashbox Fashion Week
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Jenna Dewan played with trends from the early 2000s while attending Smashbox Fashion Week in 2003.

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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes attends Christian Dior 2004
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Holmes chose a gorgeous ruffled dress as she attended the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in 2004.

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Jaime King

Jaime King attends Michael Kors Spring 2003

Jaime King stuck with timeless pieces as she hit up the Michael Kors Spring 2003 presentation in New York City.

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson at MBFW in Culver City
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Henson chose a silky dress and strappy heels for an event during the 2004 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Culver City.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba attends Marc Jacobs Fall 2001
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Jessica Alba kept things casual while attending the Marc Jacobs Fall 2001 show.

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Gabrielle Union

Grabrielle Union attend Richard Tyler Spring 2004
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Gabrielle Union proved that black separates always work while in the front row at the Richard Tyler show in Spring 2004.

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Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth attends Marc Jacobs Spring 2005
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Kate Bosworth had fun mixing prints at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2005 show.

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Ciara attends Anna Sui Spring 2006
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Ciara showed off her toned abs in low-rise jeans at the Anna Sui Spring 2006 presentation.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts at Richard Tyler show in 1993
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In 1993, Julia Roberts looked like a superstar in all black for a Richard Tyler fashion presentation.

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