STYLE | fashion
3. Louboutins Christian Louboutin’s red soles were inspired by his assistant. The story goes that she was painting her nails in a bright-red colour, Louboutin took the nailpolish and began to paint the sole of the shoes. And so the bright red became the signature colour of Louboutin. The now-famous Louboutins are worn by many famous designers and celebrities.
4. YsL smoking Jacket At the height of the feminist movement Yves Saint Laurent introduced the ‘Le Smoking’ – the first tuxedo for women. The 1966 design was a turning point, allowing women to be feminine and masculine all at once. It was the first time women could wear a smoking jacket to dinner and other events, too.
5. hermès Birkin In the ’80s, Jane Birkin was seated next to Jean-Louis Dumas, the CEO of Hermès, on her flight from Paris to London. Jane was complaining that she never found the perfect weekend bag. Shortly after their meet-up, Jane Birkin received her personalised bag with a note. From that moment on, the Birkin became the most-recognised luxury handbag in the world, now selling for anywhere between $10,000 and $200,000.
6. DvF Wrap Dress Launched in 1972, Diane von Fürstenberg’s classic jersey wrap dress became an instant classic. The designer explains the success of this cult classic item perfectly: “Clothes have to reflect women’s liberation. Women today want versatile, simple, classic, comfortable, slimming clothes. This is the story of my success.” This hermès Birkin bag was sold at a christie’s auction in hong Kong for a massive hKD$1.72 million (nZD$314,500).