So powerful a combination is black and white that entire wardrobes have been built around it. And no wonder considering its timelessness and adaptability—seriously, does packing get any easier than when sticking with this duo?

Timeless & Adaptable: Styles of Black & White

The Sixties cemented them in the style bible for eternity, first with Cecil Beaton’s glorious Ascot scene for My Fair Lady, followed by Truman Capote’s epic Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Just as their customers never tire of it, fashion designers never seem to run out of creative ways to pay homage to this proud pair.