1.15.2013

The Little Black Dress Collection.


While I was in South Carolina for Christmas (after Disney) my mom and I were in search for a "girls trip" of sorts. We thought about Asheville, but the 4 hour drive wasn't incredible enticing. Charleston was only 2 hours away, but really when I go there all I want to do is eat grits... and honestly my hips couldn't handel that. My mother, my wise with age (she'd get rulllll mad if I called her the "o" word), mother JUMPED on my bed waving a newspaper in my face. I managed to hear the words Savannah, Dresses and some guy from Vogue. I was 
A. Sold already 
B. Knew exactly what she was raving about due to the fact that I watch the Today show on my lunch break. Ironically it's my sanity. 

ANYYYWAY. 

Why I was watching Today, I saw an interview with André Leon Tally, the aforementioned "some guy from vogue". He was gifted a gallery at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and decided to fill it with 75 of the most iconic Little Black Dresses. YES PLEASE. 

Because this show is not going on tour, nor will be open after January 27th I was given the opportunity to photograph the collection to share with yall... ok ok they allow cameras in the gallery, but still I knew yall WOULD JUST LOVE IT!  

So without further ado here is (a part) the André Leon Tally Little Black Dress Collection





Oscar De La Renta:Tulle and silk taffeta; fall/winter 2012

Stella McCartney: Knee-length column dress. Tulle, point d'esprit and stretch faile: winter 2011 

Chado Ralph Rucci: gros de Londres "Infanta" dress. Slik with chenille embroidery: fall/winter haute couture 2006.




Tom Ford: column dress and cape. Silk crêpe; fall/winter 2012. Worn by Gwyneth Paltrow to the 84th Academy Awards, 2012

Oscar De La Renta: Shirt and floor length flounced skirt. Silk and silk taffeta: Spring 2001

Vera Wang: Halter ball gown. Tulle and Chantilly lace; Fall/Winter 2012 

Channel: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel haute couture dress. Wool with slik trim; fall/winter 2006.  

Yevs St. Laurent:  décolleté halter dress. Silk and sequins; haure couture 1990 

Channel: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel haute Couture, double-brested coatdress. Grain de poudre wool; spring/summer haute couture 1990. 

Norma Kamali: Sheath dress Latex; spring/summer 2012. Worn by Pink.

Tom Ford: dress. Chantilly lace with jet beading; fall/winter 2011.

Ralph Lauren: floor length evening dress. Silk chiffon and spangles; fall 2011.

Carolina Herrera: short strapless dress. Silk tulle and ribbon; 2007.

Zac Posen: structured undercarriage, boning and leather and silk taffeta; spring/summer 2013.

Balenciaga: Nicolas Ghesquiêre for Balenciaga, dress; Silk crêpe and cellophane resort 2013.
Diane VonFurstenburg: Knee-length wrap dress. Wool with chenille trim; fall 2007.

Prada: long sheath dress. Duchesse satin; spring 2012. Worn by Linda Evangelista to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.

Stella McCartney: robe de style. Duchesse satin; fall/winter 2011.

Cushnie et Ochs: A-line dress. Knit jersey and vinyl, pre-fall 2012.


Hope you enjoyed the tour dé LBD!
Here are some articles with more information on this STELLAR collection.
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12 comments:

wide open spaces said...

Wow! I have never heard/seen anything like this! I love it! Sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I had something like that close to where I live! I especially love the Chado Ralph Rucci gros de Londres "Infanta" dress. Amazing!
Thx for sharing!
XO Brooke

Courtney said...

So much fun! I love that Carolina Herrera short piece, tres chic!

Meg O. said...

Oh my goodness... how fun! I would be geeking out so much! I just love... it all!!!!!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Would this not be the ultimate dress up room?! Just saying. Some of these dresses are incredibleeee. And I'm not even into designers, really haha!

But forreals, I would love to go to something like this!
Except I might be a tony bit creepeed out by the mannequins...ha!

Love the red walls, tooooo :)

LOVE LOVE!
xo

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I'll take one of each for my closet, thank you very much. :)

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE!! I can only imagine what it's like in person.

The Daily Sarah Jane

Jayme and Mendi said...

So awesome that you guys got to go see this collection! So fun!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Darby Hawley said...

Just when I thought I couldn't be more jealous of your trip you go on and post that delicious peplin Prada sheath......my envy overfloweth!

Kathleen said...

Each and every one is drool worthy.

The Cavallaro's said...

How amazing! I would take one of those right about now (even the 90's dresses!) What a cool thing to see! Looks like you and Momma had a great time together! Too bad it's not going on tour, that would be pretty awesome to see!

stylesound said...

oh my goodness, what an awesome exhibit! i can't even begin to start listing my favorites, they are all so wonderful and iconic! thanks for sharing :))

Jaly Can said...

We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!