“Fashion Changes, Elegance Endures” .¨ Coco Chanel.
In the world of women’s ever-changing fashion, no truer words have been spoken Fashion has gone through a long evolutionary process to end up where it is today. The coveted look that we consider to be timeless didn’t just come out of the blue, it’s been a long time in the making.
20th century American fashion has had many different influences throughout the ages to help mold it into what it has become today. World War I, prohibition and the roaring 20’s, The Great Depression, World War II, the war in Vietnam, the sex drugs and rock and roll of the 60’s and 70’s, and the crazy fashion of the 80’s were all elements in our nation’s history that not only shaped America but also helped to create our fashion profile as a nation. There have been crazy fads but there is a look within American fashion that is considered to be timeless and enduring.
Classic, iconic timeless fashion is something that never goes out of style. Timeless Fashion you may ask yourself, what is that? Let me give you a visual..Marilyn Monroe’s flowy white dress on the set of Seven Year Itch, Audrey Hepburn’s infamous Givenchy Wardrobe in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jackie Onassis’ classy and graceful style and Sophia Loren’s ever glamorous look are all examples of timeless and iconic fashion. Elegant, glamorous, beautiful, powerful, sexy, sleek, classy and enduring, timeless.
Designers such as Coco Chanel, Lilly Pulitzer, Emilio Pucci, Yves St. Laurent and Missoni (just to name a few) were great influences in creating a classic look for women that still stands today. There is something so sexy and classy about the designs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. These decades are really the decades in which the timeless feminine look was born.
The LBD (little black dress), the pencil skirt, a classic trench coat, a cashmere sweater, peep toe shoes, pearls, animal prints, lace, red lips..these are all elements of timeless femininity. These pieces are classic staples that have been an active part of women’s fashion for decades and will continue to be reinvented. Companies such as Guess, Jantzen Swimwear, Bebe, BCBG, Betsey Johnson, and Stop Staring Clothing specialize in creating clothing that caters to women who want a timeless look. Each brand offers updates on classic pieces and cater to women who want to feel glamorous, sexy and classy.
Timeless fashion is fitted, feminine and flattering. It’s the look of the classic American woman. Hard to put into words, but easily identifiable when you see it. With fashion constantly being updated and reinvented trends will come and go but there will always be a look that stands the test of time. It’s beautiful, sensual, and classy. Women know when they feel it and men know when they see it. In the world of fashion we call this Timeless..
Model: Christian Serratos
Photography : Chaz Rodriguez
Makeup : Sunset Blonde
Hair: Angelica Curiel
Styling: Rene Sweeney, Stop Staring Clothing