Iconic Dresses You Should Know About

Rachel Zoe’s dear friend and vintage fashion mogul William Banks-Blaney has a new book out and you’re going to want it for your perfectly styled coffee table (bonus: RZ wrote the foreward). Released this week, Iconic Dresses highlights 25 of the most important gowns in history, along with images of the women that made them famous which include everyone from Jacqueline Kennedy to Princess Grace of Monaco to Bianca Jagger. Mr. Banks-Blaney also shows the influence these vintage frocks have on modern runway trends. Here, 3 of our favorite looks from the book and their modern-date counterparts.

Iconic Dresses, $35 available here.


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Left: Lanvin dress in embroidered silk, c1924. Right: Delpozo, Spring 2014.


Left: Courrèges Haute-Couture Playsuit, c1968. Right: Miu Miu, Spring 2014.


Left: Balenciaga Haute-Couture dress in pink silk, c1952. Right: Chanel Haute Couture, Fall 2014.