MY VERY FIRST LBD
Posted on June 4, 2012 by Clara G
April 2003, I had an invitation for a dinner in the house of the Norwegian Ambassador in Spain. I remember I was really confused and nervous: what are you supposed to wear for an occasion like that? It is certainly not an everyday kind of event. How to stay elegant and true to myself? After a week thinking and dreaming, I came to the conclusion I needed a Little Black Dress. Something classy, timeless like the LBT is never a mistake. In that moment Calvin Klein was still the right place to find it. It was still the real Calvin, it was very short before the company was sold to a found somewhere in the world and the loss of another icon in the world of fashion. In my head I had a very clear image: another American icon, Carolyn Bessette, arriving to a party in a perfect LBD. Beautiful, simply perfect. Needles to say the dress I chose it was a black, silk dress built to last . It was my first must have piece, my first step into maturity. Two months ago I wore it again. Nearly ten years after the first time I still have the same feeling of comfort and safety I had that night at the Norwegian Embassy. I love that sensation of self-consciousness. It’s wonderful to discover self consciousness through a dress.
Above : Clara and her “eternal” Calvin Klein Dress
Below: Natalia Vodianova wearing the LBD (from a 2003 Calvin Klein show)
The never ending glamour of couple Bessette-Kennedy. She’s wearing a Ck LBD.