Nicholai Olivia 'Nicky' Hilton (born October 5, 1983) is an American businesswoman, fashion model, socialite, celebutante, heiress and fashion designer. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels). Hilton was born in New York City, and raised in Los Angeles. She is the second of four children born to Richard, a businessman, and Kathy Hilton (ne Avanzino). She has an older sister, Paris, and two younger brothers, Barron Nicholas II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III. Hilton was raised Roman Catholic. She graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart in 2001. Hilton took courses at Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design but does not have a degree. In 2004, Hilton launched her own clothing line. She also designed a line of handbags for Japanese company Samantha Thavasa. In 2007, she started her second line, Nicholai, at a higher pricepoint.
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