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Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Rita Ora prove Paris Hilton’s 90s chainmail dress is having a comeback

Everyone from Kylie Jenner to Michelle Obama is trying the daring look

NINETIES fashion is having a resurgence, with dungarees, bum bags, retro sunnies and scrunchies all carving their way in the 21st century fashion stakes.

But there's another blast from the past which is quietly making a comeback, the chainmail dress.

 Paris Hilton's chainmail dress from her 21st birthday in May 2002 is quietly making a comeback
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Paris Hilton's chainmail dress from her 21st birthday in May 2002 is quietly making a comeback
 Kendall Jenner, 22, brought back the look for her own 21st in November 2016
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Kendall Jenner, 22, brought back the look for her own 21st in November 2016

Paris Hilton, 37, famously rocked a low-cut chainmail mini dress, with chunky collar, for her 21st birthday back in 2002.

And, 14 years later, family friend Kendall Jenner copied the look for her own 21st.

She's far from the only one, with sisters Kim Kardashian, Kourtney and Kylie Jenner all getting in on the action too.

Legendary actress Liz Hurley's paperclip dress may be the most famous frock in her wardrobe, but she also cemented this style's place in the fashion Bible with a jaw-dropping slit dress back in 1999.

 Liz Hurley, 53, was among those to rock the 90s trend first time around, pictured with ex Hugh Grant in 1999
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Liz Hurley, 53, was among those to rock the 90s trend first time around, pictured with ex Hugh Grant in 1999
 Model Gigi Hadid, 23, wore a very similar gown to the Victoria's Secret after show in November 2016
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Model Gigi Hadid, 23, wore a very similar gown to the Victoria's Secret after show in November 2016
 Kylie Jenner, 21, pictured at the Grammys in February 2015, also loves a good chainmail gown
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Kylie Jenner, 21, pictured at the Grammys in February 2015, also loves a good chainmail gown
 The mum-of-one also wore chainmail to the Golden Globes in January 2017
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The mum-of-one also wore chainmail to the Golden Globes in January 2017
 Her sister Kim Kardashian, 37, rocks chainmail to Kanye West's concert in September 2016
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Her sister Kim Kardashian, 37, rocks chainmail to Kanye West's concert in September 2016
 Hailey Baldwin, 21, got in on the trend at this year's Oscars, back in March
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Hailey Baldwin, 21, got in on the trend at this year's Oscars, back in March
The biggest stars in Hollywood walk the Oscars 2018 red carpet for the 90th Academy Awards

The fabric became popular when Gianni Versace created a wearable version - taking the look from haute couture to London's trendy bars in one fell swoop.

Long before Paris stepped out in chainmail, model pals Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell made it a thing - twinning in Versace for a DeBeers party in London in 1999.

Now the style has gone full circle, with models du jour Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin both taking Kendall's cue and embracing chainmail.

Chainmail tops are all over the highstreet this summer but, with plunging necklines, they're not for the faint-hearted.

 Kate Moss, 44, and Naomi Campbell, 48, wore Gianni Versace's original chainmail frocks in June 1999
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Kate Moss, 44, and Naomi Campbell, 48, wore Gianni Versace's original chainmail frocks in June 1999
 They've inspired the likes of J-Lo, 49, pictured in February 2015
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They've inspired the likes of J-Lo, 49, pictured in February 2015
 Singer Rihanna, 30, made the style her own in a 20s inspired gown and matching headpiece in June 2014
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Singer Rihanna, 30, made the style her own in a 20s inspired gown and matching headpiece in June 2014
Jennifer Lopez stuns in barely-there chain-mail outfit in new video
 Rita Ora, 27, is among the stars to wear Paca Rabanne's new red mini dress, pictured in June 2017
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Rita Ora, 27, is among the stars to wear Paca Rabanne's new red mini dress, pictured in June 2017
 Michelle Obama, 54, wore chainmail during her time as First Lady, pictured in October 2016
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Michelle Obama, 54, wore chainmail during her time as First Lady, pictured in October 2016
 Countdown's Rachel Riley, 32, at the World Aids Day Charity Gala in December 2017
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Countdown's Rachel Riley, 32, at the World Aids Day Charity Gala in December 2017

Paco Rabanne released an iconic red dress last year, with Winnie Harlow, Rita Ora and Alanna Arrington among the stars to snap it up.

Bespoke versions crafted for the 2018 Oscars, Met Gala, Grammys, Golden Globes and Victoria's Secret red carpets have also helped bring the trend back into the mainstream.

Even Countdown host Rachel Riley, J-Lo, Rihanna and former First Lady Michelle Obama have got in on the action. That's us sold.

 Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, 37, also wore chainmail to the 2018 Oscars in March
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Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, 37, also wore chainmail to the 2018 Oscars in March
 Gigi wore this gorge jumpsuit in June 2015
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Gigi wore this gorge jumpsuit in June 2015
 Kendall's risque 2017 Met Gala gown, from May, was also on-trend
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Kendall's risque 2017 Met Gala gown, from May, was also on-trend
 VS Angel Lily Aldridge, 32, pictured at the 2018 Oscars
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VS Angel Lily Aldridge, 32, pictured at the 2018 Oscars

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