Paris Hilton's 30 Most Memorable Looks
Paris Hilton's 30 Most Memorable Looks
Paris Hilton's Most Memorable Looks
It seems like only yesterday that the famous Hilton provocateur launched her far-reaching career with a signature image (blond locks, tiny dresses, small dogs as accessories) and a trademarked catchphrase ("That's hot."). But Paris the Heiress is turning 30! In honor of the reality star/entrepreneur's big birthday, we're taking a look back at her most memorable fashion moments.
1997: The 17-year-old aspiring model posed in a dramatic but demure jade satin ballgown.
Hilton cemented her status as a global media princess by throwing five parties across the world to celebrate her 21st birthday. For her L.A. bash (you don't actually think she wore the same dress to each soiree, do you?), she chose a sheer pink mini paired with a tiara.
See that sparkle? For the MTV Video Music Awards, Hilton wore her very first engagement ring (from model Jason Shaw) with an embroidered floral Ema Savahl halter and a flyaway watercolor mini.
Hilton promoted her reality series The Simple Life (and her signature tan) in a pink bikini accessorized with towering sandals, a Louis Vuitton bag, and her beloved Chihuahua, Tinkerbell.
She reveled in the international spotlight at the MTV Movie Awards in a seemingly breakaway single-shoulder top and a down-to-there low-rise skirt.
Bring on the pigtails and head-to-toe pink! Hilton topped a striped dress with a Polo Ralph Lauren jacket and matching accessories.
"Barbie is my total fashion icon!" Paris wrote in her book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose. Proving her point, she hit the Teen Choice Awards in a Dream House-ready chiffon gown by Jennifer Nicholson and feathered platinum locks.
Nothing shows confidence like a Roberto Cavalli gown. For the MTV Video Music Awards, Hilton bared (almost) all in a strategically-embellished design with a feathered skirt.
The savvy self-promoter attended the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show in a bright pink T-shirt painted with her own unmistakable visage.
Hilton goes Hepburn! She kicked off her next season of The Simple Life in a marigold minidress and ladylike white accessories.
She took a cue from the coy name of her new fragrance, Just Me, and wore an understated little white satin suit accented with a Dior logo bag and matching pumps.
Hilton flashed some major ice at a London event-a jaw-dropping engagement ring from then-fiancé Paris Latsis. The betrothed heiress showed off the rumored 23-carat stone with a pale yellow Julien Macdonald confection.
Hilton went high drama for Hollywood's biggest night, attending the Elton John Academy Awards viewing party in a peacock feather-trimmed gown from Julien Macdonald.
Referencing the best of '70s style, the flaxen star added a cabochon necklace to a floral peach maxidress from Tricia Fix.
With her "Stars Are Blind" single topping charts around the world, Paris turned rock-chanteuse at the Canadian MuchMusic Video Awards in a sheer Moschino dress and cheeky Chanel cuffs.
Hilton gave a 21st-century spin to a classic Stop Staring pinup girl look with bright yellow Re-mix pumps and edgy Patricia Field four-finger white gloves.
Matching mod accessories brought out the white piping on her popsicle-bright halter dress.
She rocked out for the MTV Video Music Awards in a tulle-topped Julien Macdonald dress worn with cutoff gloves, ankle boots, and a space-age updo.
Proving that even hard times are an opportunity for high fashion, Hilton drew flashbulbs at the MTV Movie Awards in a tiered tulle dress from Anna Sui. Immediately following the ceremony, she turned herself in to serve a jail sentence for a probation violation.
Hilton exited the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California in a crisp Petro Zillia jacket over jeans from her own line. Although her mood was somber, her style was inspiring-the white-trimmed khaki topper immediately sold out across the nation.
The entrepreneur launched an eponymous clothing collection in a T-shirt emblazoned with her famous face.
Never short on moxie, the reality star co-hosted a New Year's Eve party with her sister, Nicky, in a Catherine Malandrino minidress that read "I Love Paris."
Ever the multi-tasker, Hilton followed a starring role in The Hottie and The Nottie with the release of her Can Can fragrance. For the London launch, she added a frothy fascinator to a scalloped white Marc by Marc Jacobs number.
She talked up her role in Repo! The Genetic Opera on the Late Show with David Letterman wearing a lace-trimmed Diane von Furstenberg sundress, snakeskin pumps, and a bag from her own line.
Hilton once again left little to the imagination at the Grammys in a miniscule colorblock minidress from Versace.
She celebrated her line of shades in a curtsy-friendly neon pink pleated dress, accented with a matching headband and plenty of sparkly accessories.
Hilton returned to the Late Show with David Letterman in a curve-flaunting Alexander Wang two-tone bandage dress worn with skyscraper heels and a House of Harlow 1960 necklace.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Hilton went full Marilyn in loads of ice and an Herve Leger sheath at the launch of her seventh fragrance, Tease.
With its feminine silhouette and sophisticated print, her Louis Vuitton dress made a chic (and uncharacteristically modest) statement at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
Hilton swept down the red carpet at a post-Golden Globes event in a pale blush fantasia from Jean Fares Couture.