Left and Right: Valentino Spring 2013 Couture, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Center: Evening dress from the House of Worth, 1898-1900. In the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
, by Katy Werlin
|Portrait of Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1537. In the collection of the Walker Art Gallery.|
|The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1533. In the collection of the National Gallery, London.|
|Portrait of a Young Woman with a Fan by Rembrandt, 1633. In the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
|Actress Joan Bennett wearing a Little Black Dress in 1928. Image: Sasha, Getty1.|
|Audrey Hepburn wearing a Little Black Dress by Givenchy in Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961.|