Black and White, The Timeless Color Combo

Fashion in films - The Devil Wears Prada 2006

Power red, shocking pink, spa blue, Hermes orange…..the world of design is always looking for the new color that will animate their editorial content and add graphic punch to their covers. Countless articles extol the virtues of the newest “it” color. Manufacturers wager on the next big color trends anticipating the new and the exciting. As intoxicating as these powerful colors are they can not surpass the bold clarity and timeless elegance of black and white. Chanel, more than any other designer, understood the power of this most balanced yet striking of combinations, adopting it has her signature colors. Here are a few of my favorite black and white designs. 

The clarity and refined taste of this black and white office is a perfect outward reflection of the Miranda character from The Devil Wears Prada.

French garden under the glass ceiling of the Grand Palais - Chanel fashion show 2011

Prada's pristine black and white luggage

Jaguar elegance in black and white.

A Brilliant London Style Door in high gloss black in stark contrast to the white classical edifice.

Chanel suite at the Ritz, Paris

Chanel gift box

Henry Dreyfuss - Telephone