One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Nicole Richie stepped out in New York City last night to celebrate New York Fashion Week at Bergdorf Goodman.
The Winter Kate designer looked chic in a fitted a slate gray Roland Mouret Cinderella bustier top and Domo skirt that she paired with House of Harlow 1960 shoes and tons of accessories.
Gotta give the girl credit, she knows how to promote her own stuff.
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