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The Fashion & Style Gallery, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Dec 1st ’07 to May ‘08

It’s the fashion icon of all time. For any occasion, the Little Black Dress is the one item guaranteed to transform you into an image of sophistication and style – all in a heartbeat…..
Anouska Hempel’s couture creations follow the strict traditions of the “petits mains” of Paris, and in London and New York her name has been feted over the years for her extraordinary impact on the world of style.
Anouska Hempel’s Little Black Dress for the exhibition reflects her personality adding humour and touches of wit and warmth to a classic piece. Her style is strong, bold, dramatic and elegant, using the exquisite texture of gazar in this “Puff-Ball” dress worn by Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter and Melanie Griffiths.
The appeal of the Little Black Dress is its timeless glamour – worn by Coco Chanel, the Duchess of Windsor and Audrey Hepburn to name but a few and just last week Gerri Halliwell, looked svelte in her interpretation of the LBD, ready for her upcoming Spice Girls’ Tour. She cut a dashing entry at Chloe Delevigne’s wedding where the bride wore Anouska Hempel Couture.

Anouska Hempel Design is the London-based international studio created by the celebrated designer Anouska Hempel, with an unrivalled international reputation for fashion, architecture, hotel and yacht design, landscapes, graphics and haute couture. The couture designs from the Atelier are creations, which from a simple toile, bring together requirements for beading, tailoring, millinery, shoe design, fine work on chiffon, draping and sculpting of gazar, and definition in suiting. An accurate interpretation right down to the last bead or button, is then the customers’ finished bespoke order

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