Little Black Dress

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Exhibition Dates: 20 June 2008 – 25 August 2008
The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates an icon of modern dressing – the Little Black Dress. This exciting exhibition traces the advent of this wardrobe staple, from its inception in the 1920s to today’s cutting edge creations.

Supermodel Erin O’Connor, who officially opened the exhibition in June said “When I travel I always pack a little black dress. It’s like a blank canvas which can be dressed up or down, whatever the occasion. I think when you buy your first LBD, it’s a sure sign that you’ve grown-up.”

The show features the personal collection of LBDs from Andrew Fionda, of Pearce Fionda fame, as well as dresses chosen by top designers, including a show-stopping gown by Julien McDonald worn by Victoria Beckham in ‘That Extra Half Inch’. Other highlights include designs by John Galliano, Amanda Wakeley, Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes and Betty Jackson.

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