The Chanel Black Jacket Stars Exhibition in NY
The iconic black jacket of the French house Chanel that Karl Lagerfeld redesigned, has an exhibition in New York. The exhibition has 113 pictures of celebrities wearing the garment. The exhibition was born from the hand of the artistic director of the French couture house, who along with the former director of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld. They have published the book “The Little Black Jacket”, which goes on sale on August in Europe.
“It’s a man’s jacket that has become a typical feminine garment. It has crossed that boundary, and that’s what I like,” says Lagerfeld, in the video promoting the book. The designer adds that the piece of women clothing ”has become the symbol of a certain feminine elegance.”
To Roitfeld, the Chanel black jacket “is a garment easy to carry, and can be used with both jeans and trousers with a tuxedo”. She also added that the piece is amazing and very elegant.
Lagerfeld, who is in charge of the artistic direction of the French firm since 1983, has redesigned and transformed the piece into a modern and adaptable jacket that can be worn by women of all ages. The exhibition will remain open for a week. You can see pictures of models, actresses, designers and journalists who appear in the book wearing the jacket.
Celebrities include Claudia Schiffer, Uma Thurman, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Male celebrities include Dutch model, Mark Vanderloo, Olivier Theyskens and designers Alexander Wang, among others.