The tag inside this little black dress reads “Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture”. It tells me that the heavy black taffeta gown was made in France but it doesn’t tell me the year. The house of Jean-Louis Scherrer closed it’s doors in 2008 and I can only find a few references to the clothing line on the web. The gown is gorgeous and like all true classics transcends time and fashion trends. It was beautiful when it was new and it’s beautiful now. Whatever the decade, put on a heavy silk gown like this and you will look fabulous.
I found the dress at my favorite resale boutique “Clothes Heaven” and wore it the first time for a gala event I attended with my father last year. The dress came on a recent trip to the desert so it could be photographed in a suitably dramatic environment. I accessorized it simply with sparkly rhinestone drops, big black sunglasses and classic pointy-toe pumps. If I were to find myself on the red carpet this is what I would wear.
- Sunglasses – Fendi
- Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane
- Dress – Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture
- Pumps – Nine West
What would you wear to a red carpet event?