Andre Leon Talley's memories of little black dresses

Updated 11:23 AM ET, Tue October 2, 2012
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Andre Leon Talley's little black dress exhibit includes frocks from Norma Kamali, Tom Ford, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel and a host of other designers. Courtesy of SCAD
Marc Jacobs' Comme des Garcons dress, displayed at right, is the only men's dress in the exhibit. Courtesy of SCAD
This Oscar de la Renta dress is made from 70 yards of black tulle. It's a big statement, Talley said, but it is still someone's favorite little black dress. Courtesy of SCAD
Talley was certain this L'Wren Scott cocktail dress was actually a Chanel. Courtesy of SCAD
This latex dress by Norma Kamali displays skillful cutting. Courtesy of SCAD
This Stella McCartney dress reminds Talley of an inverted orchid. Courtesy of SCAD
Talley believes the image of Stella McCartney wearing this dress is so elegant as to approach definitive black dress status. Courtesy of SCAD
Sarah Jessica Parker's Prabal Gurung leather dress. Courtesy of SCAD
Whoopi Goldberg's Ralph Rucci caftan dress. Courtesy of SCAD
A sequinned Yves Saint Laurent dress owned by Anne Bass. Courtesy of SCAD
Lady Gaga wore this Tom Ford dress, which was inspired by a Goya painting. Courtesy of SCAD