Time To Hang Up The LBD?
Whatever would Christian Dior make of Spring’s festive attire? The couturier’s advice on cocktail dresses, recorded in his The Little Dictionary of Fashion in 1954, was to “choose a dark color, preferably black if it suits you.” While there was no dearth of little black dresses this season, the most mouthwatering additions to the drinks menu were party frocks in shades of red, purple, yellow, and blue. “I have always been inspired by color, probably because of my background as a painter and because I come from a country where a sense of life and color are very important,” explained Oscar de la Renta. We’ll toast to that.
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