One of Aaliyah’s closest friends was Kidada Jones—the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones and fiance to Tupac Shakur at the time of his death. Jones worked as a stylist at VIBE and later she also became a model and actress. Kidada says the two met in 1993 at a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show and hit it off right away.
Jones styled the Hilfiger show and claimed that Aaliyah didn’t have shoes for the show. So she loaned the singer her own because they both had small feet. The two would later model for Hilfiger in an ad campaign (which also featured her friends Tamia, Kate Hudson, and Nicole Richie) and travel together.