If anyone knows a thing about little black dresses, it’s Andre Leon Tally. Flamboyancy aside, Tally exudes class and will tell you a thing (or two) about it whether you like it or not.
Appropriately titled Little Black Dress, the book is an assortment of black dresses, including a photo of Marc Jacobs wearing a man dress by Comme des Garçons. “I would not wear a dress,” says Tally. “I envy him (Marc Jacobs) for being able to have that body and own that look, but not me. But I do love black clothes — black conveys elegance. Black just conveys a kind of drama, even if it can be quiet drama.”
But the coffee table book is more than 80 full-page images, there are personal essays on LBDs by Robin Givhan, and a forward by Paula Wallace, the president and co-founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Before the book launches next month, catch the full interview at The Cut and turn the page for images.
Proenza Schouler dress made of satin and mesh.
Mariano Fortuny dress made of pleated silk, silk cording, and glass beads.
Dolce & Gabbana sheath dress made of embroidered lace and silk satin.