Little Black Dress


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Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot (George W. Hales/Getty Images)

Trends come and go but for over 90 years the Little Black Dress has remained a powerful fashion icon - a constant on the catwalk, red carpet, and in many women's wardrobes. This exhibition explores the role of this celebrated garment in women's lives and fashion history.

Against an amazing backdrop designed by award-winning film, stage and set designer Michael Howell, the exhibition charts the development of the little black dress from the 1920s to the present day. It explores the stories behind women's favourite LBDs and highlights the creativity of contemporary British designers in reinventing the genre. The display of over 60 garments draws on the personal archive of vintage dresses collected by fashion designer Andrew Fionda (of the label Pearce Fionda). Andrew's collection is complimented by garments submitted by over 20 of the country's leading designers and of course dresses from women with an interesting story to tell.


Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
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Exhibitions Tue-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm (Thu till 8pm)

9.90 (conc 7.70; student 6)


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