The Little Black Dress Couture Exhibition

The Little Black Dress Couture ExhibitionEvery woman knows that a wardrobe stable is a little black dress. Whether it’s peplum style, lacy, leathery, stretchy or baggy, it’s a must have in any woman’s fashion repertoire. Even better if it’s designer and even better if it’s vintage!

Later this month and for the first time, The Sydney Fair will showcase a special Couture Exhibition, The Little Black 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.

The exhibition will include classic silhouettes with pieces starting from the 1920s when Coco Chanel introduced The Little Black Dress in Vogue in 1926. 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 Sydney Fair showcases the best of Art Deco, 20th Century and Vintage highlighing a diverse range of pieces from the 1920s to the 1990s. You will be able to buy everything from a 1950s dress, a vintage Chanel purse, an Art Deco engagement ring, or a fantastic piece of American costume jewellery from the 1940s. There will be a great selection of furniture from Art Deco through to Mid Century, as well as lighting, posters, rugs, decorative objects, bronzes, ceramics and silver.

The Little Black Dress Couture Exhibition will be on display in Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park: 26 – 29 May 2016. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: 1970s Classic Chanel design and 1950s Balenciaga Dress (supplied)