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The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
British actress Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Versatile, dependable, and affordable, the Little Black Dress or “LBD” has become the fashion equivalent of a Model T Ford. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning, how Audrey Hepburn helped establish the LBD, and how it has been reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Prada. This free webinar will be held live on Zoom with Q&A to follow.  Members of our Adult Summer Reading Club who attend can log this activity in their Beanstack account for an extra badge and raffle ticket.  To receive the Zoom registration link, please email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.

Presenter Leslie Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and master’s degrees in museum studies and theater.  She is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area who has written two books on Chicago history.  She has been lecturing and performing on topics in history for more than fifteen years and her programs have been seen by audiences in a dozen states. We’re very excited to welcome her back to present for our library again!

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Leticia
Phone:
815-943-4671
Email:
adultservices@harvard-diggins.org

Venue

Online