With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics both on the books for this year, it’s no surprise that a fascination with all things British is sweeping the nation. Department stores have dedicated sections, specialty shops have been opened all over London, and brands are looking to capitalize on London's time in the spotlight. Looking back over the past twenty years, there’s just one dress that achieved worldwide notoriety and completely captured pure, patriotic fashion: Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack Micro-mini.
When Ginger Spice sported the dress – which was originally a tea towel – at the 1997 Brit awards, the world took notice, and with rumors of a reunion at the Olympics, there’s no better time to take a trip down memory lane. While the original sold for over £40,000 in a charity auction, Halliwell has taken advantage of her already successful partnership with Next and designed an updated, and much more appropriate, version of her signature dress. In addition to the dress, which will retail for £199, Halliwell has designed a capsule collection of equally patriotic looks including lingerie, a bikini, a maxi dress, and a t-shirt dress.
The full collection will hit stores in early March and prices start at £18.
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