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The Brands

It’s not just labels known for their body-conscious, street-meets-glamour aesthetic (cue Balmain and Versace) that are channelling echoes of Paris Hilton circa 2000 this Resort 2018. Even some of high fashion’s most experimental and eclectic are paying their tribute – and it’s not meant to be ironic.

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From left: See-through blouses and micro gym shorts at the usually girl-next-door Red Valentino. Givenchy checks off a track top, raver-ready outer, ultra short miniskirt, and come-hither thigh-high boots all in one look.
From left: Chanel’s Greek-influenced midriff-baring top, up-to-there wrap skirt, and gladiator sandals are practically made for Paris Hilton. Gucci’s leopard print bomber + denim cut-offs = Lindsay Lohan’s uniform in the 2000s – and the Jenner sisters’ uniform now.
From left: As if the floral print silk romper isn’t “Paris” enough, Miuccia Prada had to throw in the trucker cap at Miu Miu. MSGM’s sporty-meets-Valley Girl get-up is made for nights out at Tao.

The Original Icons

Paris Hilton

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The ultimate AL in modern Western pop culture who popularised tracksuits, ironic slogan tees and caps (remember Von Dutch?) before Demna Gvasalia. Now, she’s enjoying a resurgence wearing pretty much the same things that she did during her early 2000s heyday.

Christina Aguilera

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Before transforming into Xtina and going all Dirrty with leather-clad chaps and underboob-revealing tops in the early 2000s, the American songstress was already a pioneer of hair highlights. Age has not stopped her penchant for XS clothes. (P.S. Kylie Jenner is a fan.)

The New Icons

Chiara Ferragni

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When not in fresh-off-the-runway looks given a trendy, street style spin, this fashion influencers’ fashion influencer flits between Cali society casual (midriff-baring top, track pants, sneakers) and skimpy outfits a la Paris Hilton (but more chic).

Anna Dello Russo

In the past year or so, we’ve noticed that this original street style peacock’s dresses have gotten tighter, with shorter hemlines plus more regular boob-baring. (At the same time, she’s been spotted out more with her mysterious businessman boyfriend Angelo Gioia.) Only keeps the cameras clicking more.

Caroline Vreeland

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The fact that her great grandmother is the esteemed fashion editor Diana Vreeland has not stopped this leggy, voluptuous singer/model from wearing looks that accentuate her assets. The fashion crowd adores her all the same, thanks to a ’90s, alt culture-influenced style that lends plenty of character.

The Buys

The trick to making the look fashionable: You have to go all the way – from the head gear to the jewellery, to the clothes and shoes.


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From left: GG Marmont Matelasse velvet bumbag, Gucci. velvet cap, $790, Brunello Cucinelli.


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From left: Velvet lurex dress, Kenzo. Wool bralet, $1,020, La Perla. 
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From left: Leather skirt, Alice and Olivia. Cotton shorts, $265, Maje. 
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From left: Polyester dress, $4,722, Balmain. Cotton-blend polo shirt, $190, Fenty Puma by Rihanna. Cotton T-shirt, Alice and Olivia.
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From left: Les Ateliers du Cosmos metal and ruthenium earrings with crystals, Dior. Metal sunglasses, $685, Fendi. 
From left: Leather cross-body bag, Emporio Armani. Embroidered fabric ankle boots, Louis Vuitton.

Prices unavailable unless stated.

Street Style Photo Showbit.com Christina Aguilera Photo Everett Collection/Click Photos Paris Hilton Photo Denis Castro/TPG

This story first appeared in Female’s November 2017 issue.

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