In a complicated world, there’s something reassuring about the simplicity of monochrome. The power of black and white pieces can be quite strong, an eternally chic combination that is modern, cool, and assertive. A timeless classic, its stark beauty is absolute, a foolproof sartorial device that smacks of elegance and poise.
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However, while monochrome is simple, it can be surprisingly tricky to get it right in real life. The austerity of black and white requires a bit of afterthought. Try too hard and you’ll end up like Cruella De Ville. Don’t try hard enough and you’ll end up with a look that’s more French mime than French chic.
ICYMI, we collected some of our favorite Anne Curtis moments that highlight why the graphic way of dressing is a lifestyle, not a passing trend. Anne has wielded careful control over monochrome through pattern play, logical geometrics, beautiful tailoring, and overall intelligently curated pairings. Through her, the combination of dark and light creates unimaginably bold fashion statements where black and white was clean and ladylike without being austere.
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