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Also amongst the ranks of fashion royalty with a penchant for a work uniform, Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera considers her signature white Oxford shirt her “security blanket”.
“Fashion is supposed to be for the everyday. I have worn the white shirt since I was very young,” Herrera told Instyle.
She also praised the classic white shirt for its easy day-to-night versatility.
“It doesn’t always look like a white shirt even though it is. With trouser or a short skirt it can be worn for day and then later with evening jewels and a ball skirt for night. Sometimes I see people wearing sequins for lunch, and I think there is a right time and place for what you are wearing. You must follow that in whatever you wear,” she said.
Diane von Furstenberg
It seems fitting that creator of the iconic wrap dress, an item revered for its potent all-in-one mastery of style, comfort and timelessness, would also create a such a uniform for herself. And while one would naturally think that it’s the wrap dress, for von Furstenberg, it’s actually the tunic dress, or what she calls a “petite valise”.
“The wrap dress was born out of that idea,” she told Instyle.
“I wanted something that was easy, that I could wear anywhere, and, you know, it is easy to pack. It doesn’t wrinkle, and it makes it easy to get dressed, so it works like a uniform.”