The Little Black Jacket: Chanel Exhibition (New York)

Flyer. (Joan Smalls) (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Outside display. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Photo of Karl Lagerfeld. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)

Opening Day: June 8th, Location: 18 Wooster Street. In keeping with the contemporary look of Chanel, I wore my hair in loose wavy-curls, pinned a Chanel pearl brooch to my little black jacket and slung over my shoulder the chain-strap to my little black quilted handbag.

Stack of Books. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Information desk. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Jesenia- Fashion/Beauty Blogger (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)

The art space was visually charming. Two guards (one on each entrance side), welcomed guests. Towards the upper-middle area was a glass encased stack of The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited books. Photos taken by Chanel’s Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld, covered the walls. A range of accomplished people (both in the entertainment biz and fashion world) hung on display, wearing their own interpretation of the Little Black Jacket, thus demonstrating the jacket’s versatile appeal, styled by the ever-so talented Carine Roitfeld. Standing at the back-end were three stacks of poster-sized photographs for guests to take home.

(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Jesenia- Fashion/Beauty Blogger, posing next to Daphne Guinness photo (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)

Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld joined forces to send a message to fashionistas worldwide; as head of Chanel studio and muse, Virginie Viard, so eloquently put it, a Chanel jacket is “…outside of fashion.”

Karl Lagerfeld takes us back to the humble beginnings of the Chanel jacket and reminds us that it was originally a man’s jacket, but thanks to Coco Chanel it has transformed into a symbol of effortless elegance and femininity. Whether you wear it with jeans or an evening dress, Carine Roitfeld supports the idea of a Chanel jacket being an incredible piece, and Sarah Jessica Parker holds her Chanel jacket as one of her most prized possessions.

The Chanel jacket befits any kind of person or age group. The exhibit captures Karl Lagerfeld’s vision for Chanel, reassuring us the timelessness of the Little Black Jacket.

(Highlights of the exhibition)

(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Tilda Swinton. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Sarah Jessica Parker. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Sophia Coppola. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Vanessa Paradis. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Alice Dellal. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Anna Wintour. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Baptiste Giabiconi. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Carine Roitfeld. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Daphne Guinness. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Elisa Sednaoui. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Freja Beha. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Gaspard Ulliel. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Georgia May Jagger. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Milla Jovovich. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Natalia Vodianova. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Sama & Haya Abu Khadra. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Virgine Viard. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Yoko Ono. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
Zhang Ziyi. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition: New York)

(Highlights from the Book)

Book cover. (Carine Roitfeld) (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)
Open book. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)
Zhou Xun. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)
Kiko Mizuhara. (The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)
(The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Book)

Making of the Jacket (Video)

The Little Black Jacket (Photo-Shoot Video)

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