Before the 1920's, wearing a black dress was usually a sign of mourning, after attending a funeral, and was considered indecent if not worn at that specific time. But in 1926, the heroine of the majority of out stories at Rewind, Gabrielle Coco Chanel published a picture in American Vogue of a short, simply an sophisticated black dress, seen to be simple and accessible to women from all social classes.
Vogue called it 'Chanel's Ford'. We call it 'style'.
Little black dresses, more commonly known to the modern woman as LBDs, have since become the peak of elegance and classic style, suitable on any day of the week, for any occasion, in any season.
If you're on the search for a new LBD, why not go for the original one - a Chanel LBD
SIZE: 40 (French sizing), length: 108 cm, bust: 72 cm
A black dress from Chanel featuring spaghetti shoulder straps, a curved v-neck with a logo detail and vertical panelling with raised seams.
SIZE: 40 (French sizing), bust: 46 cm, waist: 54 cm, hips: 66 cm, length: 143 cm.
A black jersey long evening dress from Chanel featuring a vertical knit pattern, a halter neck with a tie at the back and a panel at the waist.