'Little Black Dress: From Mourning To Night' To Open At Missouri History Museum

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Ah, the LBD. Has there ever been a more iconic piece of fashion in a woman’s wardrobe that has transcended seasons, occasions and generations? The Missouri History Museum is taking a look into the evolution of the style staple—from its traditional use originally limited to mourning, all the way through the 20th century where the “little black dress” transformed into the LBD.

Photo by Attilio D'Agostino.

Photo by Attilio D’Agostino.

Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night” opens on April 2 and will feature over 60 dresses from the museum’s world-renowned textile collection, including a look by St. Louis-based designer Michael Drummond. On opening day, guests can shop for their own LBD at the Boutique Bonanza that will be located on the front lawn of the museum, featuring Parsimonia, Rack + Clutch, Upscale Mobile Resale’s Mystique Boutique and Miki’s Closet by ScholarShop. Free admission will also be offered on opening day. The show will continue through Sept. 5.

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