In the 1940s, French film critics began to notice a shift in American cinema suddenly featuring characteristic bleak alleyways speckled with trembling shadows. Familiar scenes of our most cherished femme fatales are still re-enacted in polished theatre halls and replayed in our favourite GIFs, peering through blinds and out onto empty and dimly lit back streets; cigarette in hand and lips pursed.
Femme fatale finery was heightened to Bond levels of suave glamour as you’ll find in the opulent dresses worn by the likes of Ava Gardner in The Killer, and the iconic Lauren Bacall in the 1944 thriller To Have and Have Not. Swoon!
Cinching around the waist can add an extra tinge of la feminine to the structure of your ensemble.
Similar intricate cut-out detail paired with simple accessories are enough to dazzle your admirers, so keep that sultry number subtle and stick with the Michael Cinco for COUTURiSSIMO Ambra Wool Blended Little Black Dress that sits effortlessly on the shoulders.
Cinching around the waist can add an extra tinge of la feminine to the structure of your ensemble, so grab a chunky leather belt to play around with your structured silhouette. Shoulders and sculpted necklines were all the rage in noir Hollywood, so don’t be afraid to reveal a bit of skin in these areas too.
Or conceal them completely as seen in the playful Michael Cinco for COUTURiSSIMO Taylor Embroidered Skirt Dress. Either way, we’ve got it covered.
"She had that sideways glance that made you feel like all your pockets were empty."
Source talking about Lauren Bacall