Audrey Hepburn did not invent black dress, but no one in the history of fashion is more connected to the Little Black Dress.
In her films, Audrey Hepburn told us stories of different girls wearing the black dress portrayed by her and touched our heart with every single one of them, the girl and the dress: From the iconic black floor length dress she wore at the beginning of Breakfast at Tiffany's, to the unforgettable short sleeved black dress she wore holding balloons in Funny Face, to the playful sleeveless black dress with tie shoulders she wore in Sabrina, to the sublime black velvet dress she wore in film War and Peace.
In her life, Audrey Hepburn loved to wear black dresses just as she did on screen, whether they were designed by Hubert de Givenchy or not. Once and again, she showed us how to look eternally elegant in an extremely simple black dress, and made us understand why we think of her when we think of black dress.
Audrey Hepburn alone can be an encyclopedia of the Little Black Dress.
Film War and Peace(1956)
Film Love in the Afternoon(1957)
Film Funny Face(1957)
Film Breakfast at Tiffany's(1961)
Film How to steal a million(1966)
On 15 December 1954 at Criterion Theatre, New York, at the premiere of The Country Girl, Grace Kelly, the star of the film, wore an ice blue French silk satin gown with matching shawl collared coat designed for her by Edith Head.
On 30th March 1955, at the 27th Academy Awards, Grace Kelly won Best Actress for The Country Girl. The award was presented by William Holden. Grace Kelly wore the same ice blue silk gown.
A few days later, Grace Kelly would wear the same gown for her photo session of Life magazine, which appeared on the magazine cover of 11 April 1955.
The silk satin gown with its matching coat was designed by Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, According to Elle, Head described the hue as "blue champagne,".
Grace Kelly only wore the coat for the premiere of her movie The Country Girl, in December 1954.
The gown is a floor length creation with back train, featuring column silouette, double thin spaghetti shoulder straps and ruffled waist line. It was said to be the most expensive Oscars dress ever made at the time, with the silk alone running $4,000.
And after she wore the blue gown alone at the Oscar Ceremony, it went on to become one of the most memorable gowns in Academy Awards history.
Dirk Borgarde doesn't look his best in suit, the jacket somehow always look a little bit too big and shoulder too wide, the only exception is when he wears military jacket.
But when he wears shirt, sweater, even pajamas, anything with soft or undefined shoulders, Dirk Borgarde shines. He looks relaxed, and beautiful. Like Alain Delon, Dirk Borgarde has that feminine quality which can only be called beautiful, rather than handsome.
Perhaps it is because of his small head, or because there is an intellectual living in him, who is in harmony with outfits that doesn't restrict thinking.
Dirk Borgarde is a cat in human form, free, and mysterious, even 100 years after he came into our world.