DRESS A LONG HISTORY BY MARIANA BOCKAROVA
In the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's, with the overlay of an instrumental hum of â€œMoon Riverâ€? playing softly, we are introduced to a grey Manhattan, likely just past the break of dawn. The busy streets still silenced from the night before, a lone yellow taxicab pulls up in front of an imposing building, like all those on Fifth Avenue. Out comes a woman, a very particular one. There she is, Audrey Hepburn, in an astonishing black dress. As she peers into the Tiffany & Co. window, she takes a bite of her donut, a sip of her coffee, and the rest is history: Here is born the Little Black Dress.