Trends in fashion come and go but famous little black dress stays for more than a century. It is something that all girls should have in their wardrobe for special occasion in life. Coco Chanel (Coco is a nickname and it means ''little pet'') introduced it in a time between the wars, when the colors like red, violet, blue, green, different prints and heavy embroideries dominated the fashion. Among the key designers who made a bold and lasting impression on women's fashion in the 20th century Gabrielle Chanel deserves special recognition. She introduced casual, practical clothing that borrowed fabrics and attitudes from men's fashion. The Chanel little black dress became a symbol of chic and sophisticated simplicity.
American Vogue named Coco Chanel black dress ''A Ford'' in 1926, meaning it has simplicity, huge, enduring and long-lasting success. There was an exhibition at London’s ''Victoria and Albert Museum'' that featured a collection of dresses worn by Grace Kelly that included her black dress from the movie ''Rear Window''. Another part of exhibition was fanciful black frock by Hubert de Givenchy that Audrey Hepburn was wearing at ''Breakfast at Tiffany's''.
Celebrities are always looked at for inspiration when women are choosing what little black dress to wear. Style-icons wear them at various red carpet showings or at special events. The perfect little black dress reserves itself from being too tawdry.
Almost everyone knows about fame of LBD but how far we know about the tragic history of this phenomenal outfit? Coco started wearing black dresses after the death of her loved one with whom she had a long and happy affair. So by wearing LBD we actually share the tragedy of the iconic designer whose name is written in a book of fashion for a very long time.
Women all over the world are so addicted to LBD that designers even use it as a business tip and create fragrance' bottles in its shape. For instance, bottle of "For her" by Narciso Rodriguez just screams Little Black Dress!!!
You should always own a black dress because no one ever remembers a black dress."
You have to wear black, aging or not, because the little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
“Scheherezade is easy; a little black dress is difficult.”
29 August , 2011