Coco Before Chanel

Friday, September 25, 2009

On Friday, October 9th, Sony Pictures will launch one of the year’s most highly-anticipated fashion films, Coco before Chanel (the moving opening schedule is here). The plot follows the story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel defined countless elements of fashion. One of the biggest benchmarks of the brand, other than the iconic tweed coat and Chanel No.5 fragrance, was the little black dress. In 1926, Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in Vogue, who called it “Chanel’s Ford.” Like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue also said that the LBD would become “a sort of uniform for all women of taste.”

Nicolette Prpa, owner of Shop She Boutique explains, “This fall 2009, designers are paying homage to this fashion legend by offering their version of the LBD.” Nicolette goes on, “There are little black dresses this season to fit every styles, occasions, and price points.”

Here are few of her favorites below:

Alice & Olivia Bow Button Dress, $550 at Shop She Boutique

Black Halo Helena Dress, $389 at Fix Boutique

A’GACI Studded Sleeve V-Neck Dress, $22.50