February 3, 2018
Color with the Absence of Color
As I was flipping through a Ukrainian Vogue magazine, I stumbled upon a black and white photograph of a woman in a short trench coat, patterned stockings, and pointy high heels. At first, I thought that the image lacks color and at least some sort of expression, but then I got to thinking. Does this photograph really lack color or is it the absence of color that makes the women in the photograph look determined and strong? Is it the lack of bright color that makes the image appealing? Is it the black that made me like this image?
I felt like this photograph was missing some inspirational words to highlight its strength, so I matched it with a quote by Coco Chanel: “Women think of all colors except the absence of colors. I have said that black has it all.” I completely agree with the statement because although black is not as bright as red, for example, it has the kind of strength needed to demonstrate simplicity, elegance, and power and the same time. In my opinion, black is the only color that can be used to style an entire outfit without looking silly. Also, some garments simply look best when they’re black: looks classy and matches with any other color.