Pitch Black


PARIS: A classic never goes out of fashion and it always makes you curious to see if a black dress still draws my attention. For the exhibition “My Little Black Dress” (3 July – 22 September 2013) I flew from Berlin to Paris and had a closer look.

Organized by the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, put on display at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture and curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue Contributing Editor André Leon Talley, “Little Black Dress” charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial black phenomenon. Featuring approximately fifty garments from a canon of modern fashion designers, the exhibition includes contributions from veteran fashion designers and those of the international Best-Dressed List. The exhibition highlights the strength of individualism, charting the evolution of the little black dress from its native definition of invariable propriety, to new and distinctly contemporary explorations of texture, tone and silhouette.