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Little Black Dress: Vintage Treasure
An essential piece of clothing in a woman's closet, the little black dress has maintained its popularity thought all trends because it is always the "right" thing to wear. It is a timeless classic and all great designers have created their own variation. Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petit ...more
Hardcover, 79 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Assouline Publishing
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The Little Black Dress (LBD in fashion parlance) is quintessentially a twentieth-century phenomenon; how black went from the colour of mourning to becoming the default colour of choice for any fashionable women and the ups and downs of the hemline can only be explained the social upheavals of the last century. This slim volume from Assouline is a pictorial overview of some the best examples of LBDs from the 1920 to 2000; vintage pieces from Dior, Fath, Balenciaga, Grès to more recent pieces from ...more
Gorgeously designed (LOOK AT THAT COVER!) little book that covers that basic history and highlights of the little black dress. God bless Didier Ludot for using a picture of Audrey Hepburn in Paris When It Sizzles and not the same tired tired Breakfast at Tiffany's publicity still.