Sunday, March 11, 2012

lbd...the little black dress...

october 1st, 1926
 Coco Chanel's
 little black dress 

was first featured in a small paragraph
in American Vogue.

Coco chanels "ford dress"
deemed as reliable as the ford t-model ...

"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 ...

 she did 
embody Chanel's spirit 
and live up to coco's famous quote
"a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous!"

Coco Chanel
also said
"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

this dress was auctioned for charity Dec. 6th 2006
for more than $800,000.00

thank you Coco
for so many things...

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