christian dior, dries van noten, fall 2009 fashion, givenchy, jean-charles de castalbajac, john galliano, LBD, little black dress, manish arora, mizrahi, people in black, person in black, pib, Riccardo Tisci, sonia rykiel

pibs, pibs, pibs. everywhere you look, you see pibs.

what is a pib, you ask? why that would be a “person in black.” i’ve made no secret of my chagrin with the fall 2009 collections; most are riddled with, if not completely populated with pibs. a few designers felt daring enough to bring color into the season: isaac mizrahi, dries van noten, galliano at christian dior, jean-charles de castelbajac, manish arora, sonia rykiel…to name a few. most other designers felt perfectly justified in presuming all a woman wants or needs to wear is black or some variant of black.

all that said, the most perfect black dress i have seen in ages zipped across my radar yesterday. so i am temporarily giving black some slack, but after that, i am certainly glad we have the bright colors of spring about to bust out of closets everywhere. behold: the perfect LBD [little black dress] by riccardo tisci for givenchy:

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