The Little Black Dress Takes Centre Stage at FIDM
A new exhibition at LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) celebrates the iconic portrayal of the little black dress (LBD) on both the small and big screen.
LBD: A Homage to Breakfast at Tiffanys showcases a collection of 12 dresses, such as the black Givenchy frock worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys, as well as more modern interpretations of the LBD with pieces from US films and television series, including HBO's current vampire hit True Blood. In addition to screen classics, the exhibition includes designs by FIDM graduates such as Marlene Stewart and Monique Lluhiller. Other highlights include a 1940s Christian Dior dress curated from FIDM’s permanent collection.
There is also a series of illustrations by FIDM students of their own LBD designs. This broad spectrum of interpretations of the sartorial classic demonstrates the timeless appeal of the little black dress. The exhibition opened on June 15 and will run until August 13 2011.