How many little black dresses do you have hanging in your closet? A girl’s best friend for evening-time chic is on full display at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, through an exhibit curated by Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley (fun fact: Talley was born in Durham, North Carolina).
The “Little Black Dress” exhibit runs the gamut from vintage Chanel to super-modern numbers such as the Prabal Gurung peek-a-boo dress worn by Zoe Saldana to the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. Thanks to Talley’s intimate relashionship with fashion’s elite, he was able to procure pieces worn by the likes of Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker and even that shear black dress Marc Jacobs cheekily wore to the Met Gala earlier this year. “Little Black Dress” traces the evolution of the LBD from the turn-of-the-century to modern times, and shows just how many forms the concept could take on, proving that there is nothing vanilla about donning a classic LBD as long as you do it with panache.
The show runs until January 27, 2013 at which point it will hit the road for a tour of select cities.
If you go: I spent a hopeless morning wandering around asking where the “Little Black Dress” exhibit was. As some (most?) people know, the school is SCAD-ered (sorry, couldn’t help it) around Savannah so simply asking where the museum is will get you nowhere. The official SCAD Museum of Art is at 601 Turner Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Boundary Street. Have fun!