Here's What Fashion Week Looked Like in the Early 2000s

We last took you on a tour of fashion week in the '90s, which was fascinating, if we do say so ourselves (so much Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford—always a good thing). Now, since the early 2000s are a thing again in the fashion world (sorry, low-rise-jeans haters), we're seizing the opportunity to take a look back at that time period and what it was like to attend fashion week.

Some things over the past nearly 20 years haven't changed (Sarah Jessica Parker in the front row), but many things have (every attendee watches the shows through an iPhone screen now). All in all, our big takeaway in reviewing the early-2000s scene is that fashion week was undoubtedly becoming the huge spectacle that it is today, with influencers of that time (e.g., Paris Hilton) walking the red carpet, and runway shows starting to rival the production value of a Broadway show. But you probably just want to see what we mean with your own eyes, right? Below, check out what fashion week looked like in the early 2000s, from backstage to front row to the runway.

Nicky and Paris Hilton at Sean John, 2001

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Claire Danes, Patricia Field, and Sarah Jessica Parker at Narciso Rodriguez, 2003

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Gisele Bündchen at Michael Kors, 2003

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Christian Dior F/W 03 Show

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Anna Wintour and Oscar de la Renta, 2002

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Kate Moss at Chanel, 2003

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Karl Lagerfeld and Models at Lagerfeld Gallery, 2004

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Adriana Lima at Versace Haute Couture, 2003

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Gwen Stefani and Naomi Campbell at L.A.M.B., 2005

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Rachel Bilson at Derek Lam, 2006

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Alek Wek at Christian Lacroix, 2002

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Keri Russell, Ali Landry, and Scarlett Johansson at BCBG Max Azria, 2002

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Gisele Bündchen at Christian Dior, 2000

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Oprah Winfrey and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, 2004

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This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated by Lauren Eggertsen. Next up, see how Bella Hadid wears every trend from the 2000s.