LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Curated by André Leon Talley, the famed and former Editor at Large of Vogue US, and now at Numéro Russia, comes this show ‘Little Black Dress’. Originally put together for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s SCAD Museum of Art in the US, the exhibition has now travelled to Paris, opening last night in the midst of Couture Fashion Week. The show and its lavish catalogue (Rizzoli) document the evolution of the ‘most essential clothing item in every woman’s wardrobe,’ showcasing roughly 50 pieces from the best-known designers worldwide. On display are dresses of historical significance alongside contemporary pieces by Lanvin, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, and more. You’ll see for example Chanel’s ‘Ford’ model that started it all back in 1926, Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy frock from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Marc Jacobs’ lacy Comme des Garçons ‘man-dress’. (SO)
Until 22 Sep. 11am-6pm, closed Mon, Tue. 7€.
Mona Bismarck American Center For Art & Culture, 34 avenue de New York, 16th. monabismarck.org