Nicole Richie's 8 Best Fashion Moments

Nicole Richie has come a long way—from being Paris Hilton's hilarious sidekick on the reality show The Simple Life to emerging as a trendsetting fashionista, and creating several successful fashion lines. Her latest venture is as a celebrity mentor and judge on NBC's new fashion reality competition, Fashion Star. Take a look back at just a few of her finer fashion moments. We are sure there will be many more in the years to come!

1. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 1

2004:

Paris Hilton's sidekick started to come into her own and display a sophisticated side in a green satin V-neck dress with a white clutch and gold pointy-toed heels at the 2004 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas. 

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2. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 2

2005:

Nicole proved she had turned over a new 'fashion' leaf when she arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2005 glowing in a champagne-colored gown with a silver clutch and soft retro-inspired waves.

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3. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 3

2005:

Nicole's bohemian style started to show when she donned this printed and beaded Missoni halter gown at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles in June 2005.

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4. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 4

2006:

Nicole introduced a performance by her famous father, Lionel Richie, during the 2006 American Music Awards in a strapless and sparkly dress perfect for her petite frame.

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5. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 5

2007:

She proved that maternity-wear could be chic when she wore a bold black-and-white printed Roberto Cavalli halter dress while pregnant with her first child, Harlow Winter Kate Madden, to the 4th Annual Fashion Rocks Concert in New York City.

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6. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 7

2010:

A month after confirming her engagement to rocker Joel Madden, Nicole was completely elegant in a bright blue Zac Posen ruffled-hem gown, black clutch and a stack of bracelets at a Montblanc Charity Cocktail Party in West Hollywood.

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7. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 8

2010:

When Nicole was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the UK's Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June 2010, it was only fitting that she wear a strapless blush-colored dress from her own Winter Kate collection.

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8. Nicole Richie: Fashion Star 9

2012:

The busy mother of two showed off her ever-evolving style in a white and gold-embellished strapless cocktail dress with nude-colored platform pumps and a brown minaudiere at the QVC Presents "The Buzz On The Red Carpet" Cocktail Party in Beverly Hills.

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