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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.