The Party Girl Icons of the Fashion Industry
Their reputations precede them, but there’s simply no denying their contributions to the multibillion-dollar fashion industry. With their iconic styles and trendsetting attitude, these party girls of fashion certainly set the bar high for fashionistas the world over.
Britney Spears was born in Mississippi on December 2, 1981. Growing up, she was a very accomplished gymnast and sang in the local church choir. Even at such an early age, she already knew that she wanted to become a star. She first appeared on TV in Star Search and eventually joined The New Mickey Mouse Club. She briefly joined Innosense, an all-female pop group, before debuting as a solo artist in 1998.
As her career went from strength to strength, her personal life was nothing short of a downward plummet into disaster. In 2006, her parenting skills became a matter of public speculation when she started using drugs and partying excessively with then-best friend Paris Hilton. In a desperate attempt to keep her children, she checked herself into rehab but left shortly thereafter. It all came to a standstill when she shaved her head in a hair salon, attacked a paparazzi vehicle with an umbrella, and was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving without a license. She was eventually committed to a psychiatric ward.
Despite all these turmoil, she managed to stage one of the most stunning comebacks in the history of showbiz, and it is a healthier, happier Britney that we see today. She is well known for popularizing the iconic cropped top, which she can still pull off today, even after two children.
The stars were definitely not blind in New York City when Paris Hilton was born on February 17, 1981. As heiress to the massive Hilton hotel empire, she was given nicknames like “Star” and “Princess”, so it only seemed natural that Paris was destined for great things. Critics, however, are anything but kind to the socialite, dubbing her no more than a talentless “professional celebrity.” Well, talentless or not, it’s certainly not for lack of trying!
Paris started out as a child model, mostly appearing in charity events. At 19, the blonde was as tall and statuesque as any one of her family’s hotels, so it was only inevitable that she continued modeling. She first signed with Donald Trump’s T Management modeling agency, and eventually moved on to the more prestigious Ford Models Agency in New York and Models 1 Agency in London.
A staunch animal lover, Paris has vowed never to wear real fur. She periodically goes through all her clothes and puts them up for sale with the proceeds going straight to charity. Thanks to her mom, Kathy’s influence, the socialite is involved in numerous children’s charities—a fact that has been largely downplayed by the media.
Without a doubt, Paris is one of today’s most important fashion icons. Although her style is impeccable most of the time, she’s also done time for numerous crimes of fashion because she takes fashion quite seriously and she can afford to be daring. From barely-there Anne Bowen girly dresses to rhinestone-studded Primp sweats to ostentatious bling from Dior, one thing’s for sure—what Paris will wear next is just as highly anticipated as what she will do next.
Lindsay Lohan had an early start in the journey to stardom. At age 3, she signed up with Ford Models and appeared in over 100 print ads and 60 television commercials. At age 10, she debuted as a television actress in a daytime series, and a year later, went on to play twins in Disney’s The Parent Trap, making her one of the most popular child actresses of all time.
Following a brief hiatus, Lindsay moved back into the limelight by appearing in a string of “teeny-bopper” movies. It was her role in Mean Girls that catapulted her into teen queendom. Unfortunately, this rise to the top also began Lindsay’s gradual downward plummet. Her last truly successful film was Herbie: Fully Loaded. She then suffered a string of box office flops. Apart from modeling and acting, Lindsay has also toyed with the idea of being a singer.
The freckled redhead is breathtakingly gorgeous, so it’s really no surprise that she can’t seem to go wrong, fashion-wise. Her style could be categorised as “evolving” as she tends to go for pieces that are unconventional and an acquired taste. She’s almost always spotted wearing Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel, and she’s also very partial to accessories. Her penchant for leggings is legendary and she has even launched 6126, a line of footless tights, currently available at Fred Segal.
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