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Geri Halliwell AKA Ginger Spice tells Vogue the story of that Union Jack dress she wore at the 1997 Brit Awards.

Geri wowed the world with the outstanding outfit and immediately grabbed headlines around the world. It became a defining feature of the British pop culture explosion during the 90s. It was peak Britpop and was emblematic of the second British musical invasion. But where did the idea for the dress come from and who designed it.

Geri Halliwell Tells Vogue The Story Behind "That" Union Jack Dress image of Ginger Spice

Well, the singer wanted to capture the cultural zeitgeist in one look. She decided the best outfit for the Brits would be a British flag, but with a twist. She took an old tea towel, got her sister to fashion it into a dress and then spray painted a pair of chunky boots to complete the look. Her stylist was worried that it might look a bit nationalistic, with the far-right group National Front frequently seen wearing the flag at the time. So, to make it crystal clear that she was celebrating the best of Britain and not the nasty bits, she adorned it with a peace sign on the back.

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