The Little Black Dress

French fashion designer Coco Chanel puts the finishing touches to a new creation in her Paris fashion house, 1959.

Hailed as one of her most enduring contributions to fashion, the little black frock was a wardrobe essential for Chanel. She considered the garment functional for daytime, evening and anything in between, and today, no modern woman’s closet is complete without at least one LBD.

Fuente: Time Style

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel during one of her infamous inspections the night before a collection was shown. “[The models] had to endure interminable fittings without uttering a syllable, knowing only too well that Chanel would have remained deaf to their protests, deaf also to their fatigue and that of the tailors, while yet again she undid a jacket, cutting the stitches of an armhole that she would then redo right on the mannequin, using pins to reposition it point by point, all stuck in with an almost demonic thrust — and equally deaf to everything but the creative process that slowly was leading toward perfection.” Photo and quote from Chanel and Her World by Edmonde Charles-Roux.