10 Most Expensive Little Black Dresses

 1: The Ultimate Little Black Dress

Identified with: Designer Coco Chanel
Price: Priceless!
Known for her complex combination of luxury in simplicity, Coco Chanel shared her vision of a woman’s staple wardrobe on the cover of Vogue magazine (US edition) in 1926. It was a picture of a short, simple black dress, calf-length, straight (or boyish, garconne style) and embellished with nothing but a few diagonal lines.
Chanel designed it to adopt to all occasions and functionality, giving women the power to “own” it, recreating new looks and creating new dresses out of one single black piece of dress. The bible fashion dubbed it “the frock that all the world will wear.” Thus, the Little Black Dress was born! After the publication, the first incarnation of the LBD came out in a long-sleeved sheath version. And the rest, as they say, is history.

#2: The 55-piece Diamond LBD

Identified with: Designer Debbie Wingham
Price: $3.5 million
This LBD made its “public debut” in 2012 as part of a billionaire club event aboard the luxury boat J Craft Torpedo in Monaco. Loaded with impressive detailing, the dress has a total of 55 two-carat black diamonds sewn half on the peplum part and the rest adorning the shoulder lines while five more black diamonds are overlaid on the bustier. Embellishments include white diamonds over gold, intricate beadworks and a gold chainmail accent. The dress is made from hand detailing, weighs 13 kilograms and costs $3.5 million.

#3: The Givenchy LBD

Identified with: Actress Audrey Hepburn
Price: $923,187
The LBD that’s as famous as the movie where it was worn, the actress who wore it and the designer (Hubert Givenchy) who conceived it is undeniably the Givenchy little black dress. This is the LBD that Audrey Hepburn wore on the opening scene of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s that made a mark as among the most iconic piece of clothing, probably the most popular BLD of all time.
It is a sleeveless long gown with an embellished back bodice and shoulder-baring neckline. The long skirt is gathered at the waist and has a single- slit on the side. The pair of elbow-length gloves is part of the dress. The original dress is actually shorter and deemed inappropriate, so Paramount had its studio seamstress Edith Head lengthen the dress.
The Givenchy LBD was actually not just one, but three little black dresses from a singular design exclusively created for the film. One was given by Givenchy to his friend for charity auction by Christie’s in London on December 2006 and fetched £467,200 or $923,187 at that time. The second (the original piece) is kept as part of Givenchy’s private collection while the third is a touring piece making the rounds of museum around the world.