In Case You Were Wondering, This Is What Celebrities Wore in Paris in the '90s

Given that Paris is one of the world's great cultural capitals, and it's also long been one of the world's fashion capitals, it's easy to see why celebrities have been flocking there for decades. It's so beautiful, glamorous, and lively that it's likely that even the most jaded of celebrities are happy to visit the City of Lights for either work or pleasure.

The subject of this story may seem a bit random, but many among us love celebrity style, '90s outfits, and oui, Paris. Even though in the '90s, there wasn't quite the photographic evidence of celebrities' every move as there is today, there are still plenty of images of celebs in Paris in the depths of the photo agency archives, so I went looking for them. From Kate Moss attending a wedding in a yellow gown to Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt taking a stroll along the Seine (reminder that they were engaged) to Cameron Diaz on the front row of the Valentino show, I found some gems.

Scroll to see the chic throwback photos for yourself, and shop items that are giving Paris in the '90s. (And if you feel like booking a trip to Paris after reading this, I don't blame you.)

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt

WHEN: 1997

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Princess Diana in Paris's Latin Quarter

WHEN: 1992

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Iman and David Bowie

WHEN: 1991

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Kate Moss at Stephanie Seymour's wedding

WHEN: 1995

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Reese Witherspoon

WHEN: 1999

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Nicole Kidman at the Christian Dior showroom opening

WHEN: 1997

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Mariah Carey

WHEN: 1999

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Salma Hayek shopping in Paris

WHEN: 2000 (Yes, it's cheating, but it was January of the year 2000, and this outfit is great.)

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz at the S/S 98 Valentino fashion show

WHEN: 1997

 

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Sharon Stone at the Ritz Paris

WHEN: 1996

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Cindy Crawford backstage at the Chanel Couture show

WHEN: 1993

Celebrities in Paris in the '90s

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WHO: Penélope Cruz at the S/S 00 Chanel show

WHEN: 1999 

Shop '90s-in-Paris-Inspired Pieces

This reminds me of Princess Diana.

Several of the celebs pictured are wearing oval sunglasses.

An easy way to get the Parisian look is to shop a Parisian brand.

Reese Witherspoon and Penélope Cruz in their knee boots are making me wish for fall.

A model-off-duty staple then and now. (See: Cindy Crawford.)

I could see any one of these celebs with this beautiful bag on their arm.

Interesting leather jackets are a thing that started in the '90s and are once again a trend.

Kate Moss's shoes are still the perfect wedding shoe style.

Wearing a belt in the '90s was par for the course.

Maxi lengths were very popular in the '90s, which is yet again the case.

We can also thank the '90s for the vest trend.

Reminder that Reese Witherspoon was wearing headbands before Blair Waldorf was.

Iman's ballet flats made me want to order a pair.

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