Fashion Crimes: What Stars Wore to Court (and Jail!)

  1. Forget prison stripes – this year, celebs took their legal woes in stylish stride.

    By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg


    Naomi Campbell made the most of out of her five-day community service in March (for assaulting her maid) – dressing so stylishly that photographs of her coming and going from the N.Y.C Sanitation Department turned into a fashion spread in W.

    Paris Hilton left her signature girly frocks at home for a buttoned-up vest and blazer while attending court on her DUI charges in May.
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  2. After 23 days behind bars and surrounded by swarms of paparazzi, the heiress took back her freedom in a Petro Zillia blazer and jeans from her very own denim line while exiting jail.

    Never one to abide by typical dress codes, Britney Spears turned up for a child custody court date in October in faded blue jeans and a T-shirt.
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  3. Another day, another court appointment: Spears arrived with some old standbys – her well-worn Kenneth Cole boots and trusty Versace purse.

    Nicole Richie turned up with equally dapper boyfriend Joel Madden in a seriously chic black Moschino dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to face drunken driving charges in Los Angeles in August.
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  4. Finally, Naomi Campbell celebrated her last day of community service by heading out for a gala evening in a glittering Dolce & Gabbana gown.