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02/28/2014 11:03 am ET Updated Feb 28, 2014

Paris Hilton's Throwback Photo Reminds Us How Ridic 2002 Was

You can't pretend that 2002 was a good year for anyone in the fashion department. Even so, Paris Hilton stepped out in something fabulous … er … 2002-fabulous for her 21st birthday bash.

Lucky for us, she decided to share said fabulousness on her Instagram account with this photo, captioned, "Celebrating my 21st Birthday with @NickyHilton & @iamdiddy at #Studio54 in NYC. #ThrowbackThursday."

Hilton sisters in halter tops and Diddy in a flat cap? This must be our lucky day!

In 2002, Paris Hilton was just on the cusp of reality stardom as her show, "The Simple Life," premiered in December of 2003. The show followed her and then–BFF Nicole Richie as they struggled to survive the challenges of everyday life as a lower–middle class American. Missed it? It was just as controversial as it sounds.

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