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Q&A: André Leon Talley On His New Book Of Little Black Dresses

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"When my best friends doubt their little black dresses, they call me on the telephone seeking reassurance," André Leon Talley muses in the introduction to his 208-page book that pays proper homage to the Little Black Dress (with a special emphasis on contemporary interpretations). The freshly appointed Numéro Russia's editor-at-large's latest book, which was created as an accompaniment to Talley's exhibit of the same name at Savannah College of Art and Design's SCAD Museum of Art, is an entirely black-and-white photographic affair. But before you get to 80 full-page images, there are personal essays on the LBD by Talley, Robin Givhan, Maureen Dowd, and more.

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