When Coco Chanel first debuted the little black dress back in 1926, it was dubbed “Chanel’s Ford” because, like the car, it was an instant classic with huge commercial appeal. Since then, the LBD has not only maintained its reputation as a wardrobe staple, but it has gotten more creative in 2019 – think: sheer paneling, exquisite embellishment, and leather corsetry. For proof, browse this week’s installment of Best-Dressed Celebrities before voting for your favorite look in the poll, below.
Gown by Dior
Selena Gomez continued her comeback in a silhouette and hue as timeless as it gets.
Gown by J. Mendel
Always one to defy the status quo, Taylor Swift chose a puff-sleeved princess gown by J. Mendel for her Time 100 red carpet appearance.
Gown by Claes Iverson
Amber Heard toughened up her LBD with mesh gloves, a massive belt, and a rock ‘n’ roll hairdo.
Gown by Dior
Natalie Portman got the crowd buzzing by showing up to the Avengers: Endgame premiere in Los Angeles, and bared a little leg along the way.
Gown by Elie Saab
Lily Collins was a treat to behold in our favorite gown from the Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
Gown by Dior Couture
Charlize Theron’s new film Long Shot has her hitting the press circuit lately, and we’ve loved the fierce looks that she has been sporting on the red carpet. This particular one perfectly balances tough and sweet elements.
Dress by Mugler
Sophie Turner became the latest celebrity to succumb to the Mugler renaissance, wearing a head-turning look that even Parisians couldn’t ignore.
Jumpsuit by Paule Ka
Instead of a LBD, Karolina Kurkova embraced color. This ruby-red lamé look by Paule Ka had us scrambling to find the jumpsuit online so we could click “add to cart”.