Fame10 Fashion Evolution: Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is one of the more fashionable women of her generation. She went from being one of Rachel Zoe’s little dolls to a fashionista in her own right. She doesn’t always get it right on the red carpet, but she has already demonstrated, time and time again, that she has a really unique sense of style that deserves our utmost respect. We have been carefully watching her since her days on “The Simple Life” and it has been interesting to say the least. Since Richie is such a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet, let’s take a look at her fashion evolution!
Billboard Music Awards – 2003
Nicole Richie looked like a very different woman at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. She wore a white top and a short white mini-skirt with blue pumps and a gold clutch. The top appears to be partially see-through, which isn’t especially classy. Also, her extensions look really cheap.
Fashion obviously wasn’t as easy for Richie as stardom. It really didn’t take much to make her famous. “The Simple Life” was meant to be a vehicle for Paris Hilton; however, she never had nearly as much personality as Richie, who was outspoken and quite funny. If the show had featured Paris with her younger sister Nicky, as it originally intended to, it would have been canceled pretty quickly. Richie was the real star of “The Simple Life.” She is just needed a makeover to help her look the part of the young star because, at this point, she wasn’t looking her best.
Fox Networks Announce Primetime Schedule – 2004
“The Simple Life” star showed up to hear Fox announce the 2004-2005 season primetime schedule looking better than she did at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. She wore this grey-colored dress over a pair of white slacks with white shoes. We aren’t huge fans of the outfit – she could do better. We are, however, really into the new hairstyle. It is a vast improvement over the hair extensions.
Nicole Richie’s style was really starting to change at this point. For her first couple years of fame, she dressed similarly to her good friend Paris Hilton. On “The Simple Life,” they almost always coordinated their outfits and, on the red carpet, they would do the same thing. Richie was starting to exert her own sense of style at this point, which meant ditching the hair extensions, losing some weight and opting for more sophisticated dresses. This is probably around the same time that Hilton started viewing her friend as a competitor as opposed to a friend.