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1950s Fashion, Fashion Designers, Fashion History, Fashion Icons

The Little Black Jacket

First debuted in 1954 by French fashion designer, Coco Chanel, THE Little Black Jacket has evolved over the years but its signature features remain –> a boxy jacket made of boucl√© (a fuzzy looped yarn wool) or tweed fabric, braided trim, two or four pockets, a gold chain placed along the inside bottom edge, fully lined and quilted with silk …

1920s Fashion, 1930s Fashion, 1940s Fashion, 1950s Fashion, 1960s Fashion, Fashion History, Fashion Icons

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

While the Little Black Dress (LBD) was widely publicized when Audrey Hepburn wore a black Givenchy dress in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, the history of the black dress has it roots with Chanel.  Coco believed wearing black was a sign of strength and freedom at a time when black was only worn to …