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Nicole Richie's Style Evolution, From Wild Child To Fashion Designer

She's come a long way from The Simple Life days.

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Few celebrities have gone through a transformation like Nicole Richie. The once-eccentric sidekick to Paris Hilton on The Simple Life is now a sophisticated fashion designer. Over the course of almost two decades, Richie has reformed her style, becoming a trendsetter and tastemaker. Take a look at back at Nicole Richie's style evolution ahead.

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2003, Maxim's Hot 100 Party

Wearing a flared catsuit to the 2003 Maxim Hot 100 party.

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2004, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Wearing a beaded V-neck gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2004.

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2005, CFDA Awards

Wearing a glittering blush gown to the 2005 CFDA Awards.

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2006, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

At the 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar party in a black gown with a jeweled neckline.

2007, Australia Video Music Awards

At the 2007 Australia Video Music Awards wearing a one-shoulder, shiny brown gown.

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2008, Crystal + Lucy Awards

Wearing a printed caftan dress to the Crystal + Lucy Awards in 2008.

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2010, Oscars

Wearing a long-sleeved beaded gown by Reem Acra to the Oscars in 2010.

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2010, Met Gala

Wearing a sparkling silver Marc Jacobs gown to the 2010 Met Gala.

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2011, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars Party

At the 2011 Elton John Oscars party wearing a white Halston gown with cut-out details.

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2011, Met Gala

Wearing a vintage white gown with more cut-outs to the 2011 Met Gala.

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2012, Golden Globes

Wearing a silver Julien Macdonald gown to the Golden Globes in 2012.

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2013, Golden Globes

She wore a beaded blue Naeem Khan gown to the 2013 Golden Globes.

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2013, Met Gala

She wore an embellished Topshop gown with a high neckline to the 2013 Met Gala.

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2013, CFDA Awards

Wearing a slinky gold Marc Jacobs gown to the 2013 CFDA Awards.

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2014, Met Gala

Wearing a velvet and mesh gown by Donna Karan Atelier to the 2014 Met Gala.

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2015, Tom Ford Fashion Show

Wearing a sheer leopard print Tom Ford dress to the designer's runway show in 2015.

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2016, The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards

For the 2016 Daily Front Row Fashion Awards, she wore a black lace gown by Valentino.

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2017, Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women

Wearing a black off-the-shoulder gown to the Harper's Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women event in 2017.

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2017, Revolve Awards

Wearing an emerald green dress from her own clothing line House of Harlow 1960 to the 2017 Revolve Awards.

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2018, The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards

For the 2018 Daily Front Row Fashion Awards, Richie wore a pink floral dress.

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2018, Saint Laurent Fashion Show

Wearing a Saint Laurent blazer dress to the Saint Lauren fashion show in 2018.

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2019, Baby2Baby Gala

She wore a black-and-white gown to the Baby2Baby Gala in 2019.

2020, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Wearing a strapless black Etro couture gown to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

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2020, VMAs

Wearing a lime green Cong Tri dress to the 2020 VMAs.

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