Like most things in fashion, the color white was introduced to evening wear by Coco Chanel.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel started designing white evening gowns before anyone else. She started so many fashion trends.
White can be a very glamorous color. Think of white satin evening gowns and white fur on Hollywood starlets of the 1930s.
Recently, some celebrities have been adopting the white trend.
Three ladies at the 2007 Emmy’s in various shades of white:
Left to right: Christina Aguilera, Katherine Heigl, Debra Messing
In London, Welch Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Jenkins and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell:
Here is Coco Chanel. Look how modern she is in this old photo wearing a floor-length knit white gown.