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Fashion museum wants your Little Black Dress

The Fashion & Textile Museum is staging a new exhibition about the Little Black Dress and its place in history and is calling on local residents to send in pictures of their own dresses.

A 1980s design by Zandra Rhodes, founder of the FT
A 1980s design by Zandra Rhodes, founder of the FTM

"We want to know about your favourite dress," says a museum spokeswoman. "Be it cocktail or classic, sexy or chic, let us take a look."

The exhibition Little Black Dress (19 June – 25 August) charts the history of the staple of the modern woman's wardrobe, including a selection of top designers' choices.

The show will also feature Londoners' LBDs and the exhibition's curators would like to see yours for possible inclusion in the exhibition. If you have a cherished LBD from the 1930s to the present day, contact the Fashion & Textile Museum. They are interested displaying a group of dresses with a personal history, so tell them your story.

If you would like to be involved and want to send the museum a photo of your favourite LBD and the story/memory behind it, please email Dennis Nothdruft at or call 020 7407 8664 by 30 April.

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