The Little Black Dress Through The Ages

The Little Black Dress Through The Ages
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May 23, 2016

The Little Black Dress, or LBD as it’s sartorially coined, is part of fashion folklore. Women turn to their little black dress in (fashion) times of need, be it for day, for a cocktail soiree, or just a night out on town, an LBD fixes any fashion crisis that may incur. It comes in many a shape and style; from tailored to billowy, to long to short, it’s even better if it’s designer, and even better if it’s vintage! To celebrate the little black dress in all its glory, The Sydney Fair will showcase a special Couture Exhibition ‘The Little Black Dress’, for the first time starting next Thursday 26th of May. Fashionistas, LBDs at the ready.

1950s Balenciaga Dress

A still exhibition of vintage fashion and memorable classic silhouettes, which have been individually chosen to be on display – and not only to touch but also available for purchase.

1950s Jean Dress
1950s Ceil Chapman silk dress
The Little Black Dress: Embossed Satin Evening Dress

The exhibition will include classic silhouettes with pieces starting from the 1920s when Coco Chanel introduced “The Little Black Dress” in Vogue in 1926.

The Little Black Dress: Classic Chanel dress
The Little Black Dress: Christian Dior Black Wool dress with peplum
The Little Black Dress: Suzy Perette dress

Fair goers can also expect a look into one of Marilyn Monroe’s favourite designers – Ceil Chapman – as well as a string of global luxury fashion labels from Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior and Gaultier.

The Little Black Dress: Quintessential black dress
The Little Black Dress: 1960s Edward Abbott dress
The Little Black Dress: Miss Elliette Cocktail Dress

When:    Thursday 26th May, 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

                 Friday 27th May, 2016 – 11:00am – 7:00pm

                 Saturday 28th May, 2016 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

                 Sunday 29th May, 2016 – 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location:  Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021                                                             

Tickets:     Available at the door or online:



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