I’m so excited that Chanel’s Little Black Book exhibition is coming to London.
The exhibition, celebrating one of Chanel’s most iconic pieces, the little black jacket, will open at The Saatchi Gallery on 12 October 2012.
The project, which was the brainchild of Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld and ex-Vogue Paris editor, Carine Roitfeld, began with a coffee table book consisting of photographs of ‘friends of the House’ – models, stylists, actors, designer and musicians – all wearing Chanel’s classic little black jacket in different ways.
The photographs display the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket through 113 photographs shot by Lagerfeld himself, with each personality adapting the garment to reflect their own inimitable style – for example, it is worn as a cape by Lily Allen and even transformed into a vest on model Edie Campbell.
The accompanying book, “The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’S classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld,” came out earlier this week.
The exhibition runs from 12 to 28 October at The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. Admission is free. For more information visit www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com
(Photograph of Carine Roitfeld shot by Karl Lagerfeld)