Gallery History of the LBD
Coco Chanel poses in a black longsleeved dress and pearls.
Actress Betty Grable wears a black dress and high-heeled shoes in a promo shot for 'I Wake Up Screaming'.
A model wears a little black dress with a gold belt.
A model wearing a black lace dress designed by Arthur Banks.
Marilyn Monroe poses for a promotional photo for the movie 'The Asphalt Jungle.'
Marilyn attends a party held in her honor, wearing a black dress with white gloves and looking glamorous.
Actress Paula Prentiss looks lovely in a sleeveless black dress with a silver necklace.
Audrey Hepburn, in perhaps her most iconic ensemble, decked out in a little black dress and pearls for "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
Actress Natalie Wood poses next to a white chair, in a black sleeveless dress and red accessories.
The ladies of The Chiffons looking glamorous in all black matching dresses.
Models pose in black dresses by designers Adolfo and Valentino, both with lace insets and a touch of ruffles.
Madonna applauds, in all black, during a skit on Saturday Night Live.
Princess Diana knew how to rock a little black dress, the always-stunning Royal dressed in Christina Stambolian to visit the Serpentine Gallery.
Kate Moss adds some edge to her LBD with a leather jacket and pointed pumps.
Salma Hayek looks stunning at the Blockbuster Awards in a sleek little black dress and strappy heels.
A model walks the runway for the Helmut Lang Spring 2001 line, in a simple little black dress.
Cameron Diaz attends the premiere of "In Her Shoes," adding a pop of color to a LBD with her bright blue heels.
Eva Longoria puts a twist on the classic black dress with subtle polka dots.
Reese Witherspoon looks lovely at the premiere of "Penelope," wearing a black dress with lace accents.
Scarlett Johansson's LBD is of the sparkly, tight-fitting variety, paired with bombshell hair.
Rihanna celebrates the EW 100 "Must List" issue, wearing a black babydoll dress and red pumps.
One of our fave fashionistas, SJP, wore this stunning black dress with Louboutin boots to the MTV Movie Awards.
Alexa Chung stuns in Chanel Couture at the ELLE Style Awards with matching black t-strap heels.
Of course Jen Aniston pulls off an LBD perfectly -- what can't she pull off?!
Style maven Olivia Palermo attends a party for Roberto Cavalli during Cannes Film Festival in a sequined black dress.