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Iconic fashions: From hi-tops to tuxedos

14th May 1974: Left to right: Artist Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, and actor Monique Van Vooren. Von Furstenberg is wearing one of her own designs, a leopard print wrap-dress.

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From the polo shirt to the little black dress, once a designer invents that global trend-setting item, it's safe to say they've made it in the fashion world.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg is one of those fashion frontrunners. After launching in the 1970s, her brand's success was assured following her creation of the "wrap dress".

As von Furstenberg tells CNBC about her fashion career, we look at other fashion brands famed for their iconic styles. For more, check out "CNBC Meets: Diane von Furstenberg."

—By Alexandra Gibbs, special to CNBC.com, on Thursday May 27, 2015.


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