Lady in Red – dye on paper with woven paper elements with paste; 28.5 x 66 in.
LBD. Formerly known as that Little Black Dress. Google these words and you won’t be disappointed. With over three million hits to choose from you’re sure to find that Little Black Dress in a style and size that suits you.
No longer reserved for times of mourning, the Little Black Dress appeared in Vogue in the 1920’s, designed by none other than Coco Chanel. Since then, the Little Black Dress has become an essential ‘must have’ in a woman’s wardrobe. Whether yours is tucked away in the dark recesses of a closet waiting to be dusted off for a night on the town or presently adorning your body, you can’t deny that your Little Black Dress is instantly recognized as the “one true iconic item of clothing” among women.
The Little Black Dress has been referenced in film, music and literature of the twentieth century. Who can forget Audrey Hepburn’s classic and sophisticated Little Black Dress in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Why, even today, pick up a current issue of Vogue and you are sure to discover, hidden among the pages, a woman in a Little Black Dress.
The Little Black Dress is outdone by only one other; the notorious red dress. Unlike the Little Black Dress, which compliments every woman, the red dress demands to be noticed. A certain amount of courage is needed to stand in the spotlight. Not every woman can boast the confidence to stop traffic in a sexy red dress. Can you imagine yourself in a sexy red (or black) dress? Do you have the moxie to pull it off?
© Jessica Pribola