LBD: The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress, or LBD as it is referred to,  is considered an essential item in a woman's wardrobe. 

It became a fashion item in the 1920s when dress designs by Coco Chanel and Jean Patou were published in American Vogue.  Before then black was only worn by women in mourning and it was considered, in social circles, distasteful to wear it in any other circumstance.

In contrast to the elaborate dress styles of the time, the LBD was simple, elegant and affordable.  It gained popularity through the years of the Depression and WW2 and was popularised in the 1960s when Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy black dress in the movie 'Breakfast At Tiffanys'.city of joy

The dress worn by Hepburn was, in 2006, auction by Christies in London realised £467,200 ($923,187). The dress had been donated by it's designer Hubert de Givenchy to the City of Joy Orphanage in Sri Lanka who received the proceeds of the sale.

While the LBD, as designed by Chanel,  was intended as versatile, affordable and accessible to all social classes, it also exemplifies chic sophistication and simplicity.   

The same could be said of deBlaca Jewellery.     Check out the designs in silver and gold and find the perfect simple, sophisticated accessory for your LBD.


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