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10 Iconic Fashion Pieces Named for People or Places

10 Iconic Fashion Pieces Named for People or Places

From the bikini to the Herm├Ęs Birkin bag, fashion favorites are often named for the people and places that inspired them. HowStuffWorks looks at 10.


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