the little black dress.
André Leon Talley curated the new, Little Black Dress, exhibit at the SCAD Museum of Art. This exhibit conveys the one staple favorite that continues to remain true to the fashion industry as time moves on, the little black dress. “Little Black Dress” is composed of eighty alluring variations of the evening wear that was made popular by the late Coco Chanel. Within this exhibit there are some vintage pieces scattered about, some of which include: a 1957 lace cage Balenciaga, a 1907 Mariano Fortuny pleated silk Delphos dress and a silk and paper taffeta Pierre Cardin tiered dress from the 1960s. Aside from the select few vintage pieces the majority of the show consists of fashion at this moment in time. There are designs from recent SCAD graduates within the exhibit as well. You are able to see the evolution of the little black dress as you walk through the show, witnessing the differentiating in draping and silhouette from dress to dress. The rich red backdrop brings forth the glamor this dresses deserve to be shown in. This exhibit was absolutely beautiful to walk through and also learn from.