It is hard for me to put into words why the combination of black and white always look "Right", but we know chic when we see it, whether it is in clothing or in the design of things.
As a photographer, processing images in high-contrast black and white has become my repeating habit that is hard to resist. As I confess, it's the easiest formula for a put-together look. When post-processing the photos in black and white, you are not distracted by the color, so that the it becomes able to tell stronger stories by images, which fits my "cinematic" photography style.
When it comes to clothing fashion..... if you wear a BW dress, you don't have to spend time worrying about what accessories or shoes/sandals will coordinate since the "style" of black and white goes well with everything.
"Fashions fade. Style is eternal" -Yves Saint Laurent
My ever-lasting favorite moments....when the man would take pride in shaving or simply fixing his tie. And the woman would follow a routine of slow and sensual movements, seducing a man just by a holding a glass of wine or lighting a cigarette....the allure of those moments no longer come from fashion trends, but it is a lifestyle and it should be captured with timeless style of look: Black and White.