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10 facts on fashion’s most iconic items


We discover the most interesting facts on much-loved fashion items from the Breton shirt to the Wellington boot and Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Emily Scrivener
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Emily Scrivener ,

Fashion items such as the Burberry trench coat and the Chanel 2.55 handbag have become a cult favourite with everyone from A-list celebrities to front-row regulars and street stylers. However, many of fashion’s most distinctive designs have an interesting history that many people don’t know about. In this gallery we offer our edit of the top 10 facts on fashion’s most iconic items, taking a closer look at their origins and unearthing some surprising things along the way.

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