Beaulne Museum collection
Beaulne Museum collection

In the spotlight (LBD), The Little Black Dress

Musée Beaulne, 96 rue de l’Union, Coaticook, Québec, Canada, J1A 1Y9

A piece of women's clothing whose creation is attributed to Coco Chanel in 1926 is the « LBD », the little black dress, a symbol of elegance and refinement, reveals all its secrets in the exhibition « In the spotlight » (LBD), The Little Black Dress, all from the superb collection of the Beaulne Museum.

Feminine clothing whose creation is attributed to Coco Chanel in 1926, the little black dress comes in the form of a short and light dress whose lines are simple and always dark in color. An outfit deemed appropriate for social evenings according to Chanel, it is typical of the 20th century fashion.

Officially called the "LBD", "The Little Black Dress" became a symbol of elegance and refinement. Many couturiers followed with their own design such as, Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn, Yves Saint Laurent for Catherine Deneuve and Alber Elbaz for Jeanne Lanvin.

From the 1960s until today, fashion and the making of this garment have known a multitude of trends according to the creativity of stylists and couturiers. This exhibition proposes a look into its history showing some twenty pieces entirely from the Museum's collection.