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The Little Black Magic


Classic


Fashion-trends are cyclic in nature, the history of women's fashion has witnessed many trends coming in and fading away eventually. But there are some trends which not only survived beyond a certain time frame but reinvented themselves thereby becoming immortal.


These classics are not mere designs but visions drafted with utmost purity and clarity in terms of design processes.


Little black dresses


The little black dress is a semi-formal evening wear outfit with simple cuts and short length originally made popular in the 1920s by veteran designer called Coco-Chanel.


Projected by Chanel to be a long-lasting, versatile, affordable, and accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color.


Through this paper we would be discussing the power of this sensuous outfit after all it doesnt happens everyday in the fashion world where a designs continued ubiquity is such that many refer to it by the abbreviation LBD.


History


Wearing the color black and mourning used to be occasions going hand in hand, black a neutral among other colors was always offered a step treatment, a subject of detest, something which everyone would like to avoid coming across.


With painters painting black as evil, authors writing about the negativity associated with, it was nothing more then a symbol of fatality and casualty. For example the painting called Portrait of Madame X, by John Singer Sargent.


First the world war-1 and next the deadly Spanish flu knocking the doors, many lifes were lost in Europe, as a result women appearing in black in public became a common site. To add to that since during the Victorian and the Edwardian ages, a widow was expected to wear several stages of mourning dress for at least two years.


Deep or full mourning would require them to conceal themselves in complete black clothing with no decoration being encouraged at all for the first year. Even the fabric chosen used to be coarser and of most inferior quality possible. During the next year however they could afford wearing silk in black.

Courtesy : fibre2fashion.com

   




 
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