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That old black magic

September 17, 2014

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I think we all love the color black – especially those of us who live in New York. Several years ago, when I was at a departure gate in LAX for a red-eye flight back to New York, I suddenly realized that every single passenger waiting to board was wearing black.

Why this fascination with the color black?

Well, for starters, black is chic, elegant and sophisticated. Put a female in a Little Black Dress (LBD) and her image is quickly defined. Think Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s as she emerges from a cab in a long black gown by Givenchy, black elbow-length gloves and oversized black sunglasses.

The effect is iconic and spectacular.

*Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; image from highheelconfidential.com

Of course, very few of us are built like Hepburn so one of the greatest appeals of wearing black is that it makes the wearer appear thinner. It also evokes strong emotions. For example, the black Versace dress held together by oversized gold safety pins that Elizabeth Hurley wore to a movie premiere sent shock waves around the globe.

*Elizabeth Hurley in Versace’s “Safety Pin” dress (also called “That Dress” by the media)

For both women and men black can be a signature color. Specifically, Donna Karan, who practically invented black as the quintessential urban color, Steve Jobs and his 100 mock turtlenecks in black and Johnny Cash, the country music icon, who was commonly referred to as “The Man in Black”.

Summing up and digressing briefly from fashion, we can also say that black is an authoritative and powerful color, e.g., tuxedos, limousines, judge’s robes and priest’s attire are all typically black.

*image from gettyimages.com

MAY WE SUGGEST…

We’re back into the swing of things with Fall approaching. So for an upcoming dinner party why not pair one of our V-shaped or scoop neck tops in black with a long black or multicolored skirt. You’ll be the belle of the ball.

- Shaun



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