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Well it's been a while since we posted an entry and unsurprisingly we’re a bit behind! So in an effort to catch up, here are some of the things we’ve been up to…
Whilst in Savannah …
I 'dragged’ Malc to this “Little Black Dress” exhibition at the South Carolina college of Art & Design, actually there wasn’t much dragging involved and although it’s not really his thing, he did find some of the entries quite interesting. I had seen a short piece on the morning news about the exhibition when we were still up in NS and had thought it might be good to visit when we were down in the area.
I have to admit I was kind of fascinated by Andre Leon Talley himself, he is an intriguing character, but also with the concept of the little black dress – you all know what a fashion icon I am myself (;-) so we just had to go look. The SCAD gallery building was really interesting too,
( there are many dotted around the city) this structure was one of the aspects Malc liked, it is housed in the headquarters of the Central Georgia Railway “Salvaged bricks and original heart pine timbers appear throughout the museum, as well as a majority of original high ceilings that allow for optimal temperature regulation and provide a dramatic background for the display and experience of art.” and as you can see in some of our photos it makes for stunning exhibition space. It’s also great that it breathes life into an otherwise forgotten building.
It was very quiet the afternoon we went, but the bonus was that we had the volunteer guides all to ourselves they are post/under grad students from the university itself – and I have to say they really did enhance our visit. (Unfortunately looking at it from their point of view – they only had us to talk to!)
Anyhow on with the ‘story’.
"Little Black Dress" features about 80 garments, including the work of fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Nile Cmylo, Stella McCartney, Chanel, L'Wren Scott, Givenchy, Cushnie et Ochs, Yves Saint Laurent and Isabel Toledo
Some of the dresses have been worn by Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey and Rihanna which was kind of cool – sorry been ‘over here’ too long!
You can find out more about the exhibition here
The dresses themselves varied greatly, as you would expect, but the unexpected came in the choice of some of the materials. Who’d have thought that a little black dress would still look sexy when made from latex (ok maybe) but what about neoprene or cellophane? These were of more interest to Malc – a bit like the unconventional use of wood in the Against the Grain exhibition. Then - what about the little black dress for the fashion conscious man?
So, here’s your own mini guided tour, it includes some of the other exhibits that I liked too.