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7. The chanel suit
Chanel’s most iconic item almost never was. In 1923, Coco Chanel invited journalists to preview her new collection – and the Chanel suit barely even got a mention in the press reviews. It wasn’t until after WWII, when Coco reintroduced the suit, that it became a huge success.
8. Burberry Trenchcoat Famously worn by British officers in WWI, the Burberry trenchcoat was designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. The D-shaped belt ring was used for attaching small items such as maps. Later the coat was modified and now is the brand’s most recognisable item.
9. calvin Klein slip Dress In the 1990s, Calvin Klein gave the little black dress a makeover... by turning it into a casual-looking nightie. Made famous by Kate Moss, the slip dress was in the style of a petticoat and traditionally cut on the bias, with thin straps. Today, the dress has made a big comeback in what’s known as ‘the pyjama trend’.
10. The Little Black Dress Before the 1920s, women used to wear black only while mourning. It was considered distasteful to wear it on any other occasion. One woman changed this view forever. Coco Chanel’s little black dress design graced the pages of Vogue in 1926, when the magazine published a sketch of the dress. Decades later, when Audrey Hepburn wore a Chanel dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), the fate of the cult item – as a true wardrobe essential – was sealed.