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9 Most Iconic Dresses From Pop Culture (PHOTOS)

06/17/2013 01:42 pm ET | Updated Aug 17, 2013

Fashion can come to us straight off the runways in Paris, Milan, and New York or percolate up from the street, but some of the most recognizable dresses of the last hundred years have been disseminated, if not originated, via pop culture.

The combination of stunning clothes and strong characters can result in iconic garments that persist in our collective consciousness for years, giving them a staying power well past that of most high-fashion trends.

In my book The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dress archetypes, I include more than a dozen iconic dresses from pop culture. Here are a few of my favorites:

Most Iconic Dresses