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A Celebration of LBDs

The Little Black Dress (LBD) is a fashion staple that every woman should have in her closet. LBDs come in every shape and fabric, making them the perfect foil for year-round style statements, and now the centerpiece of a fashion exhibit in Paris.


“Little Black Dress,” is a show organized by the Savannah College of Art and Design and curated by Andrè Leon Talley, former editor for U.S. Vogue, at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture in Paris. The exhibit is on display from now through September 22 and highlights the versatility and timeless appeal of the LBD. “Little Black Dress” features approximately 50 garments from a canon of modern fashion designers, including Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, and Oscar de la Renta, as well as pieces worn by those on the International Best-Dressed List.


Caroline de Maigret, 2001 Peruvian Connection model, attending the debut of the Little Black Dress exhibit at the Mona BIsmark American Center for Art & Culture in Paris. Photo by VOGUE.


Peruvian Connection Spring 2001 cover featuring CHANEL muse and music producer, Caroline de Maigret.

The debut of the “Little Black Dress” show during couture week in Paris this month drew numerous notable designers and attendees, including CHANEL muse and music producer, Caroline de Maigret.  Caroline was a model for Peruvian Connection in our Spring 2001 catalog and has walked the catwalks for design houses like CHANEL, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs.


photos by Forbes.com

The evolution of the LBD across social and fashion history through the 20th and 21st centuries is a visual treat worth seeing. Visit www.monabismarck.org to find exhibit days and times.

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