Burberry has always aligned its British brand with great coats, particularly their classic trench that is an aspirational yet timeless piece for any woman's wardrobe. Imagine my delight when I spied Christopher Bailey's collection of coats for Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011...the colors, classic cuts, and rich fabrics harken back to my favorite time in the 1960s. You can see some of the vintage coats I love online at the GlamAmor Store and even more in my California Market Center showroom.
In film, you'll find these designs made most famous by men like Jean Louis and Hubert de Givenchy. Just take a look at the ones from Pillow Talk and Breakfast at Tiffany's, respectively, to get a feel for the inspiration. There's virtually nothing better than Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy...some of my favorite coats in her arsenal are used catching Cary Grant in 1963's Charade. Wearable works of art.