Paris Hilton re-creates her 21st birthday dress, 21 years later

It’s Paris Hilton’s time to shine.

The new mom treated fans to a blast from the past Thursday, putting a new spin on the iconic silver chainmail dress and matching choker she wore to celebrate her 21st birthday back in 2002.

While her original Julian Macdonald party dress had a plunging halter neckline and daring slit, Hilton updated the style 21 years later by opting for a strapless corseted silhouette — but keeping the sky-high hemline.

The seemingly ageless 42-year-old superstar accessorized with equally sparkly pumps and fingerless gloves, donning a pair of aughts-inspired shield-style sunglasses and later swapping them for a different set of shades covered in — you guessed it — even more crystals.

She also switched up her blond locks by adding bangs for the outing.

Hilton’s original birthday look has spawned plenty of copycats over the years; the “Simple Life” star herself even recently wore a blush version of the metal mesh minidress by Laurel DeWitt to perform a new version of her hit song “Stars are Blind” with Miley Cyrus on New Years Eve.

The reality star’s 21st birthday in 2002 was a party to remember thanks to her Julien Macdonald minidress that has been recreated countless times.
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Not only has the singer re-worn similar styles, but other celebs have copied it as well.
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Others who have re-created the look in the past include Kendall Jenner and Simone Biles, who rang in their 21st and 25th birthdays respectively in near-identical minis. Paris’ sister, Nicky, even paid tribute to the outfit for Halloween in 2018.

The star — who recently welcomed her first child, a son named Phoenix, with husband Carter Reum via surrogate — was celebrating the launch of an interactive Y2K-themed pop-up with Klarna showcasing some of her actual clothes from the early aughts.

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Hilton rang in 2023 in a pink metal mesh dress in the same style while performing her hit “Stars Are Blind.”
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Pieces on display include her lace-up denim corset top and matching pleated skirts from the “Simple Life” as well as some of her most well-known accessories — like the gold Alma Louis Vuitton bag, a bejeweled pink Motorola Razr phone and her own Paris Hilton fragrances.

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She even posed with her iconic pink Bentley.
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Guests of the event included James Charles (in a pink tracksuit, of course), mom Kathy Hilton, Kris Jenner and more.