A few local business owners decided to beat the winter blues with a celebration of something decidedly more summery: the little black dress.
The Bank of Prairie Village, Tom Tivol, Wanda Allen, and The Independent sponsored a party last night at the Bank of Prairie Village building featuring the the photography of Tom Styrkowicz. For the past two years, Stryrkowicz has been putting together a portrait series called “Little Black Dress,” black and white photos of women wearing — you guessed it — little black dresses.
“The black dress became this metaphor for femininity,” he said. “Sometimes it’s hard to get women to pose for portraits. But when you ask them to put on a black dress, they feel like they’re making more of a statement.”
Styrkowicz has taken more than 40 portraits in the series. You can see more of the work here.
More photos from the party after the jump.