In the early morning an elegant Holly Golightly emerges from a New York taxi wearing a sleeveless, black satin, floor-length Givenchy cocktail gown. She eats a pastry, drinks her coffee and gazes dreamingly through the window of Fifth Avenue’s Tiffany & Co, fashion history is made.
In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn wears what would become perhaps the most famous little black dress of all time. A dress that Christie’s auction house sold for over $1 million in 2006. Christie’s describes it as “An evening gown of black Italian satin designed by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the 1961 Paramount film Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the sleeveless, floor-length gown with fitted bodice embellished at the back with distinctive cut-out décolleté, the skirt slightly gathered at the waist and slit to the thigh on one side, labelled inside on the waistband Givenchy”.
Hepburn first met Givenchy in 1953, when the Belgian-born actress described herself as “a skinny little nobody”. They successfully collaborated in Sabrina in 1954 and Funny Face in 1957, but Breakfast at Tiffany’s would prove to be their style masterpiece which would re-define Hollywood chic.
Holly could give Aphrodite a run for her money in this incredibly elegant take on the Greek Toga or Indian Sari, which I like to think she just threw together with an old but fabulous curtain.
Some fun and brightness in what is a mainly LBD closet.
A classic LBD that flares out at the end is creates more of an hour glass figure and is incredibly flattering.
Another day another LBD, with diamonds and feathers to jazz it up. A bouffant hat and big black glasses finish the look.
Any old black dress will do because it’s all about the big hat and sunglasses.
Casual but still oh so chic in a wide necked polo neck.
A mask, sure why not!?
Even when one lounges one must remain utterly fabulous.