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: