“The Little Black Jacket”Posted: June 17, 2012
Before the LBD (Little Black Dress) there was the Little Black Jacket, made famous by none other than the House of Chanel. This classic sophisticated jacket has served as an iconic fashion piece for Chanel for years. Now the fashion statement has become a work of art. Under Karl Lagerfeld’s visionary eye and Carine Roitfeld’s styling, “The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited” features photographs of celebrities, models, writers and the like all wearing the LBJ in their own personal style.
Each photograph in the coffee table book showcases an icon interpreting Chanel’s classic in their own unique way. Singer or designer, male or female, A-list celeb or friend of the photographer, all of the 113 models wore the same identical jacket but no picture is exactly alike. From male participants like Kanye West and Alexander Wang bringing their own swag to the traditionally female piece to Yoko Ono rocking the jacket with a top hat and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing it in place of a hat, each photo so represents the individual it’s hard to believe it’s the same jacket.
Earlier this month, Lagerfeld opened an exhibition in New York City to showcase the photographs in “The Little Black Jacket”. “The Little Black Jacket” is available for pre-sale now and is due to be released later this summer.