The Little Black Dress
I love these LBDs (the little black dress). The history of LBDs goes long back to 1926, when the LBD designed by Coco Chanel was published in American Vogue. Coco Chanel invented these black dresses with the philosophy to show the sharper and bolder side of women. The LBD then became the never ending story in the world of fashion.
There is a class of people in world of fashion who benchmark LBD as top most priority in the list of women’s wardrobe. They further elaborate it this way: every woman should have at least one little black dress in her wardrobe which she can mold up and down to match any occasion.
LBD created history when different celebrities tried to suit their expressions on account of movie character or red carpet appearances or whatsoever! Here are few of my favourite LBD moments
Rita Hayworth appeared in long open chest black dress in Gilda (1946) movie
Audrey Hepburn was seen in LBD in movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
The decade was not yet over when the White House sensation Jacqueline Kennedy was headline in news for her black dress.
The LBD made hit entry to the Royal family of United Kingdom when the princess Diana appeared in black dress outside the courtroom on day of the divorce with Prince Charles. She proved herself a capable leader of “Entitlement Generation” when she broke the tradition of Royal family of not wearing black colour!
Elizabeth Hurley walked on red carped at Academy Awards in golden pinned two piece little black dress designed by Versace.(even the team of Versace wanted it to be a Hullabaloo among the media and that was the reason for paparazzi were intentionally spotlighting the dress more than the actress )
Another lady after Jacqueline Kennedy in White House to wear the LBD was Michelle Obama. A much talked for her sleeveless LBD showing her wild curves.
We could also add a huge number of contemporary ladies wearing LBDs and making hit entry to wherever they go. Among them those who catch my eyes are: Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev etc.
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In the end, what I have to say is that fashion will be introduced and will fade gradually, if there is something about fashion that will stay alive forever, it has to the Little Black Dress.