On Thursday night, a throng of glamorous A-listers descended onto the corner of East 57th Street and 5th Avenue to celebrate the grand reopening of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in New York. The 10-story limestone building, originally erected in the early 1940s, hopes to re-establish itself as a landmark in Manhattan after a four-year architectural revamp.
Out on the robin-egg blue carpet, there wasn’t a croissant nor a cigarette holder in sight, but the vision was still as clear as day. It was the night of the little black dress (LBD), championed by models Hailey Bieber and Nicola Peltz Beckham, actors 𝑮𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒕 and Bruna Marquezine, and gold medal-winning skier Eileen Gu (among others).
The army of inky cocktail dresses was, of course, about Blake Edward’s 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Audrey Hepburn’s elegant on-screen uniform of a slinky black satin gown.
At the celebration, every rendition of the LBD was unique. Bieber’s otherwise classic black midi pencil dress, hot off the Versace Fall-Winter 2023 runway, featured a space-age inverted moon neckline and chunky, tube-shaped straps. Her manicure matched the color of a Tiffany’s jewelry box. “Hailey Golightly,” wrote one fan on Instagram.
At first glance, Gadot’s strapless black velvet cocktail number looks like an innocuous 1950s hoop-skirted gown—until you catch her profile. In the opening look from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2023 show, Gadot’s frock juts out at the hips to form two corners, resulting in a rigid silhouette that mimics the appearance of a concealed cardboard box.
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