The dress that Audrey Hepburn wore for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was born in France in 1926 and bore the name Petite Robe Noire (Little Black).
The creator? Coco Chanel.
The dress is the feminine dress par excellence; a symbol of elegance and sophistication. The beauty of Chanel's creation is that it can be worn on any occasion and for this reason it takes the nickname "passepartout".
The Little Black is the quintessence of chic at the time and even today the iconic imagery of Audrey Hepburn in the dress hold true to the dress' origins. At the time it was a "must have" garment for most women's wardrobes.
Coco Chanel made the first black dress in history for the funeral of her lover Étienne Balsan.
Though the most famous black dress is undoubtedly the one worn by Audrey Hepburn.
It plays an unforgettable in the opening scene of the film, where the wonderful Audrey Hepburn gets out of a taxi on a deserted Fifth Street at dawn, and approaches Tiffany's windows, wrapped in a little black dress signed Givenchy, illuminated by a cascade of pearls.
The model, worn by Audrey Hepburn, sold at auction for 410,000 pounds in 2006.