'The little black dress' exhibit – 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.
Comme des Garcons – Marc Jacobs' Comme des Garcons dress, displayed at right, is the only men's dress in the exhibit.
Oscar de la Renta – 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.
L'Wren Scott – Talley was certain this L'Wren Scott cocktail dress was actually a Chanel.
Norma Kamali – This latex dress by Norma Kamali displays skillful cutting.
Stella McCartney – This Stella McCartney dress reminds Talley of an inverted orchid.
Stella McCartney – Talley believes the image of Stella McCartney wearing this dress is so elegant as to approach definitive black dress status.
Prabal Gurung – Sarah Jessica Parker's Prabal Gurung leather dress.
Ralph Rucci – Whoopi Goldberg's Ralph Rucci caftan dress.
Yves Saint Laurent – A sequinned Yves Saint Laurent dress owned by Anne Bass.
Tom Ford – Lady Gaga wore this Tom Ford dress, which was inspired by a Goya painting.