10 of the World’s Most Recognisable Dresses of this Century

1. Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack Dress

The Union Jack dress was an item of clothing worn by singer Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls whilst performing “Who Do You Think You Are” at the BRIT Awards on 24 February 1997. It was the dress that became the worldwide symbol for girl power – but was in fact made from an old tea towel. Geri Halliwell was given a black Gucci mini dress to wear during the performance, but, deciding that it was “too boring”, she asked her sister to sew a patriotic tea towel on the front – in celebration of being British. And so the most famous dress in Pop history was born. The dress holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive piece of popstar clothing dealt at auction.