Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Oliver Stalmans for New York Magazine
The Little Black Dress, or LBD, is an iconic piece of fashion, and has been for decades. Her creator, however, was not Coco Chanel. She was first referenced in a Henry James’s 1899 novel, The Awkward Age. She then gained fame when Vogue published a Chanel sketch of the LBD in 1926. Likewise, Audrey Hepburn’s LBD, designed by Hubert de Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, gave the dress international fame. Now almost every girl has one in her closet. There are many, many ways to wear a LBD, but here’s a simple, 5-step way to looking chic in any robe noire.