This series is an attempt to share a few fun facts about our beloved BLACK DRESS , discover how and why it came into existence and became every Fashionista’s Fist Love.
- Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou.
- The designers intended the Little Black Dress to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour.
- Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the “LBD”.
- The “little black dress” is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
- In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines.
I shot these pictures standing in the midst of my Closet, which on social media I refer to as ‘Confessionz From My Closet’.