Short, simple and elegant are we talking about the latest film from Tom Ford omnipudiente? No, we talk about the Little Black Dress, a term much used as perhaps unknown. Today in our special dictionary of fashion : the Little Black Dress.
Elegant like a lady smoking a nozzle, simple as minimalism and neutral forgotten as fashion that best endures in our closet the avatar of trends. The cocktail dress or Little Black Dress is the great unknown known. We all know that Coco Chanel was its creator but not everyone knows the vicissitudes through which it has passed a dress for her elegant bearing back from mourning wars or feuds.
Dressed ladies, Audreys of life that they would like to bathe or swim in diamonds, royal favorite garment when not to clash, the LBD Petite Robe Noir or French is one of the terms used in fashion.
Audrey was a crazy life and champagne but the origins of the garment became myth are diametrically opposed.
In Victorian times the dress clung use the required mourning, crying inside two years (or not) and out (invariably yes): the first year and one day, mourning without any embellishments. The next 9 months was allowed the use of black silk, the subsequent 3 months, was only required a tie, wearing black or pin for the last 6 months if possible the use of basic colors.
How we have changed and how did the First World War this anachronistic tradition as common in the streets of their cities!
But not only dressed in his early death, it is said that Coco Chanel designed the perfect dress in 1919, his LBD Responding to the death of his lover Arthur Edward Capel, the man who helped found its first store in Paris and his love.
The American Vogue, with a watchful eye so as usual, I would own photographing in 1926 and described it as Chanel's Ford, for its practicality and its independent eclecticimo social status of women
A uniform rate for all women with good taste
So define the garment Vogue photographed and thus would look the flappers of the 20's to proclaim his rebellion and liberation.
His worshipers are tens of thousands were telling, but his detractors: the new black sonprendía use and offending. Rifirafe Mythic is already among the great enemy of Chanel at the beginning, Paul Poiret and wayward lady of fashion. This, to this new fashion he snapped at Chanel:
For whom are you mourning? For you, Mr. Poiret
Nothing could with him. Wars and their widows made popular, praised the great depression as with the arrival of the Technicolor cinema (directors preferred to use that did not distort the image) was elected divas. The Second World War, the femme fatales of the 50 with Dietrich at the helm, the arrival of the mods, Breakfast at Tiffany's or women minimalism ... and never left him and if one thing has made clear is that never take mourning it is eternal as Audrey.