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Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant’s Top 10

The Season's Best LBDs

Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant’s Top 10
The Season’s Best LBDs

If there’s absolutely one thing that holds top spot in your wardrobe it’s a little black dress. Synonymous with fashion, it gets by with just an acronym – the LBD. Whether yours is a classic shift or embellished frock, you’ll love it 24/7 year ’round and will be reaching for it for years to come. Our top picks focus on just how many faces this closet star has for holiday 2008.

Giambattista Valli


 
Giambattista Valli


Giambattista Valli

A sleek silhouette anchors layers of ruffles on a confectionary frock.

Stella McCartney


 
Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney

Crocheted lace updates the LBD with a cool girl vibe.

Rodarte


 
Rodarte


Rodarte

The Mulleavy sisters channelled a Japanese horror film mood for this brilliant cobwebby number.

Lanvin


 
Lanvin


Lanvin

At first glance, it looks like Alber Elbaz fashioned a black garbage bag into this surprisingly chic frock. Up close it’s a shimmery paperweight fabric.

Fendi


 
Fendi


Fendi

Suede boots give this leafy layered frock a downtown spin.

Christopher Kane


 
Christopher Kane


Christopher Kane

Sheer, fringe, beading and tufted applique – a big menu for a small dress but somehow it works thanks to simple hair, makeup and statement shoes.

Balenciaga


 
Balenciaga


Balenciaga

Reportedly, this stunning sculpted shape is on a waiting list of more than 300 anxious fashionettes. Note how the stacked jewels around the model’s neck and wrists soften the look’s hard edge.

Barbara Bui


 
Barbara Bui


Barbara Bui

Scissor attacks went wild in the design studios judging from the curtains of fringe we saw swinging on the catwalk.

Balmain


 
Balmain


Balmain

Balmain’s rock chick attitude scores in this 80’s inspired lace mini.

Givenchy


 
Givenchy


Givenchy

The primness of this LBD gets rocked with fierce boots.

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