Reading List: Little Black Dress by André Leon Talley

By: Katie Armour

Our favorite new coffee table addition celebrates a staple in every Matchbook's girl wardrobe, the little black dress. Vogue contributor André Leon Talley penned the lovely tome which includes stunning photographs of over 80 iconic dresses such as Audrey Hepburn's classic look in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The book reinforced why the LBD will always hold a special place in our heart (and real estate in our closet).

Some of our favorite quotes from Little Black Dress:

"The zenith of elegance in any woman's wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement." -André Leon Talley

"The little black dress must be luxurious, rich, sensual, diaphanous, exotic, severe, lush, demure, demanding, frivolous, amusing, and it must linger in memory, but above all, it must be simple and little and black." -Carolina Herrera

"The little black dress is a giant stroke of genius: it can transform you into walking calligraphy."  -Isabel Toledo

"A little black dress is something to rely on. To fill you with confidence and ease. To have an attitude that is pure and effortless, yet sexy and classy." -Stella McCartney

"As a woman, a little black dress means a clear point of view...It represents what every woman wants--confidence." -L'Wren Scott

"A little black dress can be so much and somehow feel like nothing--restraint, frivolity, fantastically basic and so simple. The little black dress is the perfect paradox." -Marc Jacobs

"The little black dress is the true friend. You remember when you met her...what happened the first time you wore her...she travels with patient and go to her when you don't know where else to go and she is ALWAYS reliable and timeless." -Diane Von Furstenberg

"The little black dress takes us to parties, job interviews, weddings, and funerals. We experience all of life's big events in the little black dress." -Norma Kamali

Little Black Dress was published this month by Rizzoli.