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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Kimora Lee Simmons in a Lacey Little Black Dress

She looked unreal in this very Y2K Emanuel Ungaro look.
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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In 'Great Outfits in Fashion History,' Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Through her line Baby Phat (which is around again) and the fabulous looks she wore out on the town, Kimora Lee Simmons was a defining figure in Y2K fashion. The former runway model also wasn't afraid to show a little skin, as you can see via the lingerie-inspired LBD (emphasis on the "L") above.

She wore this look to a party in New York in September 2001 celebrating Emanuel Ungaro's 35th anniversary, where she rubbed elbows with people like Devon Aoki, Heidi Klum and Paris and Nicky Hilton. With its form-fitting, asymmetric shape and giant floral accent, the dress was very of that moment (and very Carrie Bradshaw, no?). Simmons kept it classy, accessorizing with simple strappy sandals, a sparkly black pouch and many carats of tasteful bling.

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