The black dress – short or long – became a fashion staple after “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
The first scene of the 1961 film shows Audrey as Holly Golightly emerging from a taxi in the early morning and walking up to the window display at Tiffany’s. She’s wearing a gorgeous yet simple black dress and gloves, a singular figure on the sidewalk. She then nibbles on a Danish, making her more one of us – a dreamer who prefers a Danish to caviar.
Later she wears a simpler little black dress. While Coco Chanel may have invented the little black dress, Audrey immortalized it in this film with Givenchy’s help.
It seemed like everything she touched in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” became stylish, whether it’s wearing a men’s shirt (and nothing else) or the oversized sunglasses or the long cigarette holder.
But that’s Audrey. Forever stylish.