11. Biba Brown Floral Dress With Apron, ca. 1970, $1,950
Biba was the iconic London department store that turned into the most popular fast fashion retailer of the 1960s.The shop was frequented by now Vogue editor Anna Wintour, supermodel Twiggy, and entertainers such as Sonny and Cher. This brown 1970s floral dress with detachable apron, designed by owner Barbara Hulanicki for Biba, was a one of the more iconic mainstays of the brand.
12. Alaïa Black Zip Turtleneck Dress, 1980s, $2,500
Azzedine Alaïa’s famous use of black and zippers — specifically on Naomi Campbell in a photograph by Arthur Elgort in 1987 — made a black zippered dress by Alaïa the quintessential investment for the fashionable set in the late ’80s and into the ’90s.
13. Fendi Brown Canvas Zucca Vest and Pants, 1990s, $1,250 and $750
First created by artistic director Karl Lagerfeld, the jacquard double FF print quickly became the signature material of the brand and has seen a resurgence as of late.
14. Chanel Cream and Navy Plaid Tweed Jacket, ca. 1990, $2,500
Inspired by menswear owned by her then beau the 2nd Duke of Westminster, Chanel enlisted a Scottish factory to produce specialty tweeds with colors inspired by her travels in 1924. After a tweed dress appeared in a magazine, the popularity of her bouclé tweed suiting soared. In the 1930s, Chanel moved the booming operation to France and started to incorporate silks, cottons, and unexpected fabrics like cellophane into the weft for a more high-fashion feel and breathable assortment for year-round wear.
15. Chanel Cream Terrycloth Logo Sweater, 1992, $4,500
The 1990s collections began to infuse more casualwear into their runways as a counterbalance to the opulence of the times. Pieces like this from previous collections were the preamble before the launch of the Chanel Sport Line and the limited edition accessories and objects to follow.
16. Chanel Yellow Quilted Leather Handbag, $3,950
Few bags can claim that they have grown in popularity (and value) since 1955 — and the Classic Flap is one of them. Originally launched as the “2.55”, the bag featured a rectangular turn-lock closure and a long chain-strap, as Coco Chanel was tired of carrying her purse in her hands.
17. Chanel Medallion Brooch, ca. 1970s, $598
Rare vintage Chanel medallion brooch featuring a detailed rendering of the house’s flagship in Paris including raised text that reads “31 RUE CAMBON PARIS CHANEL”.
18. Hermès Coral Pink Birkin Bag, 2013, $17,500
When Hermès’ own Jean-Louis Dumas sat down next to Jane Birkin on a flight he had no idea he was about to create history. When Jane Birkin discussed her need for a sizeable, yet chic, weekender, Dumas immediately got to work designing the perfect bag for her needs and in 1984 we were introduced to the Birkin, which would quickly become the most coveted bag in history thanks in part to the 48 hours it takes to hand-assemble this exquisite piece, as well as the extensive wait list you’ll need to join to purchase one from stores.
19. Hermès Fuchsia Porous Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier, 1999, $45,000
First designed in 1932, the Kelly was introduced as a travel bag that was referred to as the sac à dépêches. It was then renamed to the Kelly after actress Grace Kelly was photographed numerous times with the bag (most notably, while she was pregnant and using it to cover her baby bump).
20. Hermès x Kermit Oliver Bomber Jacket, 1980s, Price Upon Request
Hermès CEO Jean-Louis Dumas discovered artist Kermit Oliver, Hermès’ sole American designer, in the 1980s while visiting Waco, Texas. Oliver’s Americana-themed works depict Native American Indians and wildlife for the French luxury house and appear across the collections. Each of Oliver’s designs sell out contributing to Oliver’s long-standing relationship with Hermès. This bomber’s motif is titled Pani La Shar Pawnee and was commissioned in 1984.