I already posted about the great column by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times about Little Black Dress, a new exhibit curated by Andre Leon Talley at the SCAD Museum of Art on Turner Boulevard off MLK here in Savannah.
Now it’s CNN’s turn. From A history of the little black dress:
“It’s a woman’s world,” Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley said as he prepared an installation of little black dresses for a new exhibit at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Men don’t commonly wear little black dresses, which is why Talley asked some of his favorite female designers — plus Marc Jacobs, himself known for slipping into a tiny black number — to help define this iconic piece of clothing in the exhibit’s accompanying catalog.
“I thought only a woman could define a little black dress,” he said.
But as a SCAD trustee and now curator of a museum exhibit consisting entirely of black dresses, Talley is inarguably an expert on the matter, too.
I haven’t even seen the exhibit yet — it just opened last week — but this is turning into a major PR coup for SCAD and by extension for Savannah, which is increasingly finding itself talked about in fashion circles.