The Chanel black dress

17 April 2012

No one does a black dress like Chanel. Let’s all swoon a bit over these gorgeous gowns from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. They are such a perfect combination of austere chic, glamour and gothic insouciance.

1924.

1925.

1925.

1930.

1931.

1932.

1932.

1935.

1937.

1937.

1957.

1965.

1988.

1993.

1996.

1999.

Ah so beautiful. I’d happily give all of them space in my wardrobe of tattered goth delights. I mean, I get all my clothes from All Saints and Heavy Red but I reckon I could handle a bit of Chanel in my life…

Which is your favourite?

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