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Capsule wardrobe

1. Burberry trench coat - c.1914

Baptised in the trenches First World War. Rick Blaine, Columbo, Jacque Clouseau and Carmen Sandiego wouldn't have been the same without the trench coat.

2. Diane Von Furstenberg, wrap dress - 1974

Popular just doesn't cut it - Von Furstenberg sold over one million wrap dresses within two years, and she's still going strong with designs adapted from the original.

3. Coco Chanel, tweed suit - 1924

Chanel took the idea of tweed fabric from men's sportswear and had the textile manufactured in the colours and finishes she wanted to use to create classic suits, jackets and coats for women.

4. T-shirt - issued by the U.S. Navy since 1913

They might have started off as undergarments, but really, what would we be wearing if we didn't have T-shirts?

 

Image credits: Getty Images. Burberry.com. Matchesfashion.com.

 


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