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Little Black Dress Exhibition

As you cannot fail to have known, Saturday night saw Manchester taken over by International fashion phenomenon, Little Black Dress. The gala auction evening at Urbis was followed by and after show party at the Cocoa Rooms..

Published on March 27th 2006.


Little Black Dress Exhibition

As you cannot fail to have known, Saturday night saw Manchester taken over by International fashion phenomenon, Little Black Dress. The gala auction evening at Urbis was followed by and after show party at the Cocoa Rooms, with the cream of Manchester's crop in attendance. Watch this space for Manchester Confidential's take on the evening, courtesy of Gordo.

Of course, not all of our lovely readers could be there. So it's a good job that, for the first time in Little Black Dress' history, the gala event is being followed by a six week long exhibition of the dresses.

But before I get carried away with myself, for those of you who aren't 100 per cent sure of what I'm talking about, allow me to explain.

Little Black Dress turns peoples' love for fashion into money for charity by commissioning designers to produce their version of this timeless wardrobe essential. Following incredible success in New York and Los Angeles, 2006 has seen Little Black Dress paddle across to the UK, specifically to Manchester, and on Saturday night an exclusive gala evening took place which saw the thirty dresses auctioned off to raise money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

The dresses, which were sold on the evening to the highest bidder in a silent auction, will be exhibited at Urbis from April 8th to May 21st. This will allow those not lucky enough to be at the event the chance to see them before they get whisked away to their new owners

Exhibiting designers include Paul Smith, Jean Muir, Ben de Lisi, Tracy Boyd, Agent Provocateur and Amanda Wakeley as well as Manchester-based Vicky Martin and Gorgeous Couture.

The exhibition will also include evocative archive footage, photographs, drawings and original little black dresses patterns, and will take a look at Manchester's transformation from industrial Cottonopolis to fashion capital of the North.

For more information on the Little Black Dress exhibition at Urbis,click here to visit their website.
Little Black Dress, Urbis, April 8th - May 21st, £3

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