In the photo exhibition which took place at the Saatchi Gallery in London, everything revolves around the classic Chanel black jacket, created in the 50’s. Karl Lagerfeld photographed several personalities and celebrities, wearing the jacket in a creative and individual way and cementing the garment’s versatility and longevity.
Amongst the many I like, my favourite picture has to be Tilda Swinton’s with her exotic androgynous beauty. The picture is strong, with simple lines. Elegant.
The book on which the exhibition was based, “The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld”, contains 109 picture of friends of the House, including Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker and Yoko Ono. Luckily, I made it there in the nick of time, as the exhibition closed on the 04/11, but I hear it is still to take place in some cities around the globe. Find out more here: http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com/
And I will let the picture speak for themselves!