What makes fashion iconic, a specific design? The longevity and evolution of a brand? The cultural climate in which a piece or style was born?
The most influential fashion brands and designers stand the test of time, having held distinct places in fashion history. These icons have had the unique experience of influencing a generation (or more). From bohemian sparkle to wartime-inspired practical ensembles to the indomitable little black dress, these looks have had a lasting impact. But despite their zeniths, styles inevitably come and go.
No matter how long the brand lasted or whether they ceased to exist, they meant something to those who wore them – from celebrities who donned couture for award shows and galas to those in between. us who still keep them hanging in our closets to wear to work or play. To remember and celebrate these labels, Thrilling has compiled a list of 10 once-iconic fashion brands that no longer exist. The collection was curated using sources including Smithsonian Magazine, Vogue, and The New York Times.
Keep reading to learn more about some of the biggest names in fashion history and find out what made them disappear.