Most fashion fads flit by in the blink of an eye. There are a few memorable developments that buck the trend and install themselves as permanent fixtures in the world of clothing. These paradigm changers tend to flow from the heads of the greatest fashion houses, like Saint Laurent, Dior, and Chanel.
The Chanel three-piece, the YSL safari jacket, the Burberry trench – these are but a few of the design innovations that have made the leap from “fad of the moment” to “timeless style statement.” The best of fashion’s iconic designs make a place for themselves in any stylish woman’s wardrobe, regardless of personal taste and age. Here’s a look at some of the fashion world’s most influential and long-lived designs.
The Chanel Suit
Coco Chanel has no shortage of historic fashion trends and designs contributing to her well-earned reputation for elegance. The LBD, the 2.55 flap bag, and …