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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.

Prada silk jacquard dress, $4,220 at Bergdorf Goodman. Silk stretch neck collar, $395 at Prada.

Cone jacket, $1,895, and zipped stretch pants, $1,695, at Maison Martin Margiela. Suede pump, approximately $1,030 at Louis Vuitton.

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.

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