Little Black Dress: The History of a Legendary Frock (2016)

It was on the 1st of October in 1926, when in the pages of the American Vogue, a plain black dress made its first appearance in contrast to the eye-catching garments of the era.


Adolfo Conti


Adolfo Conti




Cast overview:
David Downton David Downton ... Himself
Giusi Ferrè Giusi Ferrè ... Herself
Sofia Gnoli Sofia Gnoli ... Herself
Suzy Menkes Suzy Menkes ... Herself
Ferdinando Scianna Ferdinando Scianna ... Himself
Barbara Vinken Barbara Vinken ... Herself
Iris Van Herpen Iris Van Herpen ... Herself


Simple, chic and suitable for any occasion, Coco Chanel's gift to the world of fashion is none other than the little black dress, the first truly classic garment, the symbol of the female elegance, and a daunting challenge for the contemporary creative designer. From Rita Hayworth to Audrey Hepburn, from Édith Piaf to Madonna and from Marilyn Monroe to Monica Bellucci, actresses, singers and celebrities, have all given in to the irresistible charm of the little black dress because it is simple, it is always in fashion and it never fails to make a bold statement. After all, colour can be a distraction, while on the other hand, black, the colour of asceticism, it is imbued with purity, minimalism and the notion of order. Nevertheless, however beautiful, the little black dress needs to move a step forward and evolve, which is a relentless challenge of creativity for the young designers who find themselves balancing between ingenuity and technology. In the end, as we follow the ... Written by Nick Riganas

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A dress with a sense of fashion, simple and chic. In a word, revolutionary!




Italy | Germany


Italian | English | German

Release Date:

1 October 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

E Chanel creò il Tubino: Storia di un Vestito Leggendario See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Barbara Vinken: With the little black dress, Chanel paints the women with the colour of anti-fashion that renounces any kind of adornments and accessories.
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Dedicated to Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. See more »

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