A Color Blacker Than Black

You know how you vowed never ever to cheat on black? Well, at least not until something darker came along? This week your sartorial prayers have been answered. A color blacker than black was indeed created. Using carbon nanotubes, blah, blah, blah…British scientists have successfully created a shade of black so dark that it absorbs nearly 99% of visual light, making it darker than black which means that it is practically invisible to the human eye. Leaving me to pose this question: Are more flattering clothes in our future? My head is spinning with ideas. I can just see it now, “the little blacker than black dress.” I can’t wait to see if this actually translates into fashion somehow.

According to The Independent, this new black “is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.” Sounds like the perfect outfit solution for pregnant women and us gals on our not-so-skinny days. So, will Vantablack, which is what it is called, be the next Pantone color of the year? The answer is not any time soon since the cost of this material makes it pretty cost-prohibitive. The number is so big and scary, in fact, that the actual price has not been revealed but is said to be very high. I guess even if it does make its debut into the fashion world, and the likes of Kimye can afford it, chances are Zara & Forever21 won’t be keeping up with their replicas. Sigh!