Dresses that will still look good a century from now.
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière short-sleeve coat, $1,845 (by special order), Maillon Double crystal necklace, $2,975, and bracelets, $5,875 for the pair, at Balenciaga.
Photographs by Burkhard Schittny
Hussein Chalayan in collaboration with Swarovski crystal-and-metal collection piece, not for sale. Shiny lamé leggings, $42 at American Apparel. Headpiece, approximately $370 at Louis Vuitton.
Felted-jersey pleated dress with beaded collar and cuffs, $3,990 at Marc Jacobs.
Wool felt coat, $3,545, and wool stretch trousers, $750, at Jil Sander.
Wool crêpe embroidery top, approximately $3,460, and wool crêpe pants, approximately $3,120, at Louis Vuitton.