Nicole Richie picked a sleek black Antonio Berardi gown for last night's ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. Nicole was among the honorees of the evening, being named Influencer of the Year for her work as an accessories designer with House of Harlow 1960. She joined fellow fashionable stars like Agyness Deyn and Lauren Bush Lauren for the event, though Nicole was without her red carpet date, husband Joel Madden. To celebrate her award, Nicole spoke to WWD about her own personal style and some fashion misses over the years. Here's highlights:
- On her biggest red carpet regret: "Well, when I was a little girl, my mom used to always get us matching dresses for everything — so I was wearing the poufy skirt version of whatever my mom was wearing and I had the worst, hairiest eyebrows and a big afro. That was before I was allowed to use a flatiron. So basically, my entire childhood. My parents’ house has framed pictures of those nights all over the house, and it’s terrible."
- On how being a mom has changed her sense of style: "It hasn’t. I’m still wearing five-inch heels and my fashion really hasn’t change at all."
- On her lines being so successful: "To me, success isn’t measured by dollar signs. It’s really about paying attention to feedback and talking to my customer, and I’m able to do that with the various appearances I do — and also through Twitter and Facebook. I’m really able to get some honest feedback from my customer, and I really try and focus on them and create what they’re expecting of me."