Paris Hilton is riding that wave of interest in re-examining the female celebrities of the aughts and the various ways the culture didn’t exactly cover itself in glory. And while we can’t say the heiress/reality television pioneer (whether you like it or not) truly suffered any injustices on the level of Britney or crashes as low as Lindsay, there’s no denying a certain level of misogyny in how she was covered back in the day.
Having hit our stride as celebrity bloggers just as interest in her was fading, we never devoted all that much time to covering her. We always found her more dull than as a figure to inspire outrage. Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, she’s not boring in how she lives her life. Paris was always a rather low-personality (as opposed to a low-key personality) person who stumbled into a pretty good shtick. With her new cooking show on Netflix, Cooking with Paris, she’s showing that her old shtick still has some life to it and that she’s a more savvy and knowing practitioner of said shtick than people used to give her credit for. She’s got a brand and she’s managed to keep it viable through quite a bit of social change and two decades of maturity. That’s not some sort of happy accident. Paris knows what she’s doing.
This dress is a pretty perfect example of that. She knows her image isn’t necessarily about coming out with the latest Gucci or LV or Prada on her back. It’s more about the shimmer and the style than the label or the trends. This is honestly a pretty tacky dress, but it’s just right for her (down to the heart-shaped sparkle-buckle) and she’s got that rich girl talent of making tacky things look stylish.
– Philipp Plein Rhinestone-encrusted Short Dress with Heart-shaped Jewel Buckle Belt from the Fall 2020 Collection
– Valentino Shoes
[Photo Credit: Alex Hooks/NBC – Video Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube]
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