Almost as creepy as the status and celebrity-obsessed , affluent Hollywood teenagers who stole more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other stars, is Paris Hilton’s home. With images of herself everywhere, a preference for gilded decor and pink, it is a vulgar mash-up of high-end hoarding and self-promotion.
Known as “The Bling Ring” , the young thieves “shopped” their victims elaborate closets for luxury brands: Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Cartier, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Rolex, etc. They stole clothes, shoes, handbags, makeup, perfume, underwear and 2 million dollars worth of Hilton’s jewelry.
The Hilton home is also used as a location for Sofia Coppola’s new film about the young Valley gang. Based
on the true story, “The Bling Ring” is generating big buzz at Cannes.
The socialite explained to The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, “Sofia came to my birthday party last year. She loved my house and said it couldn’t be re-created in a set.”
Hilton trusted Coppola enough to come in and use her home for filming.
She said, “I really admire her, an intelligent independent woman who’s a director. Sofia knows everything about these kids now — stuff I didn’t know — and it will be very strange to watch them break in my house five times and sell my Birkin bags and heirloom jewelry on Venice Beach. They stole millions of dollars’ worth of things from me.”