october 1st, 1926
little black dress
was first featured in a small paragraph
in American Vogue.
"intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable,
accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color"
The Little Black Dress
as ledgend tells it...
Coco started wearing black after her
lover Boy Capel died in 1919...
her designs thereafter
were inspired by black mourning dresses
worn by peasant women in small french
she knew as a child...
it wasn't till 1961
when the young trendy Audrey Hepburn
wore the famous
Little Black Dress
in Breakfast at Tiffany's...
this dress was not a Chanel design
but Hubert de Givenchy ...
embody Chanel's spirit
and live up to coco's famous quote
"a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous!"
"you can never be over nor under dressed in a little black dress"
"Chanel did not invent the little black dress,
The LBD was around before Chanel’s crepe de chine number appeared in Vogue, but she told us to wear it, and so we did." —Ali Basye
Audrey Hepburn / Jackie O
Marilyn Monroe / Victoria Beckham / Blondie
for more than $800,000.00
thank you Coco
for so many things...