The LBD through the decades

Ahhhhh the Little Black Dress. The wardrobe stalwart that has filled column inches in fashion magazines for donkeys. The old reliable, nothing new here. However, when stylist extraordinaire, Laura Puddy, came to me with a concept of shooting the LBD and its evolution through the years, that piqued my interest. To examine the reinvention of a classic over the course of 6 decades also involved recreating the mood of each decade, taking inspiration from its muses and of course, its style. I used the lighting conceptually, to reflect (geddit?) the mood of each decade, prim for 50’s, grunge for 90’s etc. Muses from Audrey Hepburn, to Edie Sedgwick, Debbie Harry, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung inspired us as did the playlists from each era created by our make-up artist (slash DJ) Gemma. Good times.