Celebration of the little black dress, the passe-partout for every occasion.
When lovers of this genre talk about it they simple use the acronym: Lbd or Prn, depending on the latitude. And those who do not mention it with such nonchalance still tend to keep at least one in their wardrobe (98% of women, according to the Independent), ready to be slipped into on the most varied occasions.
Because the Little black dress (or Petite robe noir) is the quintessence of chic, always ready to come to our rescue for that last minute date, always forgiving of our silhouette, it suits everybody. Distant from volatile seasonal trends, it has withstood the whims of fashion since it first made its appearance in the feminine world (it was 1926). Its strengths lie in its appealing blend of simple lines, clean cuts and elegant, seductive black (56% of men agree according, once more, to the Independent). And although it is never missing from the catwalk, seeing constant re-visitation at the hands of designers, trends show that we will soon see it reappear in a leading role, benefitting from an Autumnal season which promises to be dominated by dark colours and extremely feminine knee length dresses.
Marina Rinaldi also pays tribute to it in the A/W 2009 collection, soon online, by offering an infinity of variations: from the irresistibly elegant with high-waists and draped necklines, to the crew-neck, sleeveless versions in pleated fabric, to the stark and essential piquet effect sheaths.
To express its versatility, simply choose the right accessories: oversize bags and boots are the ideal companions for urban-chic daywear; suede pumps and a string of pearls animate an elegant cocktail dress; patent leather sandals and a shiny clutch bag make it the perfect all-rounder for an important evening.
So all you have to do is write down all your dates in your diary, you just can’t go wrong. And, if you like, we’d be glad to accompany you.