From a selection by Marie Claire’s Suzannah Ramsdale, Amsterdam Fashion TV presents 50 groundbreaking dresses that changed fashion and captured a moment in time.
While she didn’t invent the little black dress, Coco Chanel has become synonymous with the staple style since she dressed Audrey Hepburn in an understated, yet seriously glam slash-necked short silk dress in 1926. Chanel predicted that the style would become the ‘uniform’ for women’s evening wear. And very right she was.
Michelle Obama’s decision to wear Jason Wu for both of her inauguration balls (not to mention her 2009 meeting with the Queen) has cemented the Taiwanese-Canadian designer’s place in the fashion world and the history books.
Does anything embody the spirit of the sixties more than the white smock-dress Jagger wore for the 1969 Rolling Stones gig in Hyde Park? We don’t think so.
The Lily dress rose to fame following its appearance in the 2008 Sex And The City movie. Carrie Bradshaw’s epic wedding gown inspired a new generation of structured, corseted dresses, and the cocktail version – worn by Nicola Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Nigella Lawson and Sarah Jessica Parker herself – completely sold out, despite retailing at over £4,000.
These are 5 dresses that changed the fashion world forever…
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