Hi everyone! Today i’m going to talk about a true fashion icon, the most incontested woman’s garment, beloved and adored by all women since almost a Century…
If the merit of its invention is attributed to Coco Chanel in 1926, the little black dress has been worn for some years before. At the end of the First World War, grieving women were a large part of the French population, and although it was not yet in fashion at that time, the black dress was worn by many daily grieving women.
Then, Coco Chanel turned it into a garment synonymous of finesse and refinement. Almost a century after its official creation, the little black dress is more than democratized, it has become a key piece of fashion, revisited by the biggest designers and worn by the most beautiful women in the world.
“The little black dress is an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe” as Christian Dior says. If the famous black dress made itself so indispensable, the reason is primarily due to its extreme simplicity, which allowed it to be declined in all its forms.
Short and minimal for the time, it owes its success to its perfect cut. It quickly became a classic, fitting perfectly every occasion to get through the ages. Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve or Rita Hayworth, the black dress dressed the stars and became star itself over time.
The Givenchy little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, directed by Blake Edwards in 1961, is considered one of the most influential dresses in the history of clothing and costume of the twentieth century.
Nowadays the little black dress doesen’t seem to be doomed to out of fashion, infact it is even now the chosen garment from the most part of stars and fashion icons, it is still (and it will last!) the unique dress synonymous of finesse and refinement.