They say that money can’t buy you class, but it appears that heiress Paris Hilton has acquired it from somewhere. We’re used to seeing the multimillionaire 32-year-old in gaudy low cut tops, tight-fitting dresses and all things pink. So it came as a welcome change to witness Paris step out looking chic and sophisticated with her 21-year-old toyboy beau River Viiperi in New York on Wednesday.
Paris – who launched her own clothing line in 2007 – looked effortlessly stylish wearing a patterned black-and-white wrap-around dress, over-sized shades and a large black summer hat.
Although Paris couldn’t completely leave her love for pink alone, as her loyal boyfriend was seen carrying a leopard print bag with pink detail.
As the pair arrived at a hotel in the city, Paris looked demure as she politely posed for photographers, while River – a Spanish male model – was dressed far more casually in a tracksuit and sports jacket.
She looked a million miles away from her days on The Simple Life, when Paris had a penchant for all things diamante and velour. Talking about her own style, Paris has said: ‘My fashion statement is to take risks and have fun with fashion. I like to be a trendsetter, and not just follow what is popular.’
But if her current look is anything to go by, it seems Paris might be ready to give up her trademark skimpy style and follow the more sophisticated fashion pack.
Last month, she tweeted a picture of herself looking made-under in just her underwear, with the caption: ‘Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.’ And perhaps Paris is starting to re-think some of her staple wardrobe items.
The businesswoman was recently embroiled in a lawsuit with a lingerie company that she had signed a five-year deal with.
Proving that if you can’t beat them, join them, TMZ reported that she dropped the lawsuit against lingerie line Le Bonitas and the two have made peace, agreeing to a brand new lingerie and swimwear deal later this year.