Performancing Metrics

11.10.2011

Model T


What is it about wearing a short, black dress that makes you feel so chic? The ubiquitous little black dress is a classic for many reasons: you can find one at any price point, it's versatile, a neutral color and, I'm told, slimming. And while there may have been LBDs before her, Coco Chanel herself "invented" the dress in 1926, publishing a simple, short black frock in American Vogue. The dress was "Chanel's Ford"; workhorse apparel suitable for a number of occasions that would not easily show dirt. Later, Hollywood stars would don black dresses in movies, as the Technicolor distorted other colors. And you know how we like to emulate celebrity style! The LBD was here to stay.



Dress: vintage Valentino
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Necklace: Shop Mamie
Sunglasses: Aldo
Watch: Michael Kors