Monday, March 19, 2012

Chanel's "The Little Black Jacket" Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot

Karl Lagerfeld’s forthcoming book "The Little Black Jacket" Chanel’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld pays tribute to Chanel’s little black jacket with over a hundred photographs. In this project the designer shows that this iconic twentieth-century garment is timelessly fashionable. This book captures Chanel’s little black jacket being adapted and worn differently by some of today’s greatest personalities in contemporary culture. Slipped on by French singer, Vanessa Paradis, transformed into a headdress for the American actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, or adapted to Alice Dellal’s neo-punk look – this fashion masterpiece can adapt to any style. Created during the fifties by Mademoiselle Chanel, the little jacket has been endlessly reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld in each of his collection since 1983. More than fifty years later this garment still occupies a unique place in the world of fashion. It is a must-have item for every fashionable woman's wardrobe, whether in Tokyo, New York or Paris, the Chanel jacket looks just as good worn with sophisticated attire as it does with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. It is this versatility that Karl Lagerfeld has chosen to capture in a serious of photographs taken in close collaboration with Carine Roitfeld. The book will accompany the opening of an exhibition which will run from March 24-April 2012 in Tokyo. Available in bookstores from Autumn 2012.

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