Little Black Dress: a Fashion Evolution.
This is an exhibition at the Washington State History Museum that runs through December 5th. I had a free pass so decided to see this before it closed.
“The little black dress, or ‘LBD’ as it is frequently called, has been a fixture in many wardrobes for over a century. One of the most iconic items of clothing in the 20th century, the LBD continues to hold a place in both fashion and memory”.
I have never owned an LBD. I suppose that is because I almost never attend the sort of parties or events where it would be worn. However, that suit from 1960 is something I would wear even now. It looks classic.
Sketching this was difficult as everything was black, of course, and poorly lit. The lighting was a preservation issue, I presume.
I decided to do a montage with much of the page devoted to the Victorian era. I was rather surprised to find such pointy shoes from that time period.