NEW YORK — You can’t really say that the little black dress is back, because it never went away. The great classic is indispensible to a woman’s wardrobe. Every season, there are subtle new variations — this time, ones with a feminine twist. Here, an example, by Roland Nivelais in silk. For more, see pages 4 and 5.

This story first appeared in the April 22, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.