Last week Andrea attended a major French/American black-tie soirée in Chicago, which made me wonder what the women wore and if there was a noticeable difference between the two nationalities.
With that in mind, purely inventing from my own experiences, I decided to put together what one might see at such an event.
I rather doubt most American women would opt for the classic smoking (tuxedo) many Frenchwomen like almost as much as their Little Black Dresses.
My black-tie preferences tend to lean more toward short than long, but I notice one never sees a First Lady wearing short at the White House or the Elysée Palace, perhaps it’s a protocol issue.
It’s been many, many years since I was part of the black-tie scene in the States and in Paris and I rather miss it. I think it’s exciting to fuss with dressing up, hair fixing and makeup for a splendid evening.
The reminders of those days are still hanging in my closet. I think it’s time to move on.
What would you wear (remember we’re in a fantasy world here)? And, do you agree with me?