From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, this exhibition deconstructs the little black dress and examines the radical power of the colour black in fashion.
The colour black can be interpreted in many subtle and often contradictory ways. The exhibition will explore how its complexities have made the little black dress simultaneously expressive of piety and perversion, respect and rebellion. It will examine the well-mannered cocktail attire of the early 20th century to the leather and latex worn by members of punk and fetish subcultures.
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Image: ‘Florence’ hood and ‘Spray’ dress by Cimone, Autumn/Winter 2017. (© Cimone Ltd / Photo © Rhiannon Adam).
Venue: National Museum of Scotland
Starts: Saturday July 01, 2023
Ends: Sunday October 29, 2023