Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. That name, when paired together, inciting images from a past buried deep in pre-Instagram pop culture history, when we worship at the altar We are Weekly and Related, obsessed with which young star has the most prominent hipbone, and can’t satisfy our hunger for the true story behind the famous sex-tape socialite and her petite, curvy, black-haired little wardrobe sidekick. Kim something, right?
Unfortunately, we all know the trajectory of that story: The two split and over the next decade Kim Kardashian West will rise to be the most famous (thanks, timely sex tapes?) And aesthetically influential (thank you, Kanye!) Influence in the world, constantly changing shape her beauty and mode options to keep us interested, while Paris retreated from the spotlight brought by social media and instead focused its energies on designing things he himself wore it during the 2000s and accept high paying DJ shows.
Stylewise, Paris mostly sticking to her trademark: long blonde hair, high heels, modest red carpet poses on the hips. One thing he’s let go of, however, is his dedication to the Juicy Couture tracksuits, the only thing that mattered to celebrities during the 2000s – and which brought the two together in 2020 into a very viral moment.
In an ingenious snap into their past together, Kardashian and Hilton appeared together in a new ad for Kim Skims’ loungewear line, which recently added a velor cut to its collection. The images show former friends in all their glory: fake pap photos at gas stations wearing colored sunglasses and carrying the mismatched, unobtrusive Louis Vuitton bags they carried around the world in their heyday. , posing back to back, different flip phones in hand.
The pieces – most all under $ 100 – are an update on what we remember from the 2000s, but with a subtle nod to their dynamic, Kim’s version feels much more entrenched in the present, thanks to the cuffs tied to sweatpants. , while Paris is still shaking up the flaming foundations of yore. Smart!
In honor of this reunion, let’s look back at the days when Kim and Paris were literally like two peas in a bubbly bag and revisit some of their most iconic fashion moments as a couple.