The scoop on Chanel’s latest art project and all the celebrities who were there to toast to it in New York
The jump from mere popularity to timelessness is a big one, and very rarely does an item cross the gap. The few styles that have become truly timeless (take jeans and the classic white T, for example) usually aren’t solely owned by one brand. The little black jacket, on the other hand, has one very famous creator: Chanel.
To celebrate almost 60 years of LBJs, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld have collaborated on the book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited, which will be released this fall. The book features over 100 images of 109 celebrities, ranging from Monégasque royalty Charlotte Casiraghi to rapper Kanye West, all styled by Carine Roitfeld in Chanel LBJs.
“I cannot say that there were real rules,” Lagerfeld told WWD about how he and Roitfeld picked their subjects, who Lagerfeld shot within the space of six days. “There are people she preferred and people I preferred, and then we mixed it all. It’s a mix of different tastes and different choices.”
The pair fêted the collection of black and white photographs in New York last night to kick off the SoHo exhibition, which opens tomorrow. As all Chanel events tend to be, the party was full of Chanel-clad celebrities, including some of the book’s stars and ambassadors for the brand, Elisa Sednaoui, Leigh Lezark and Jen Brill.
The New York exhibition is the second in a string of international stops the stylist-designer duo will be making. They first debuted the book and collection of photographs in Tokyo on March 31.
Join the discussion
Neither the author nor FASHION Magazine necessarily agrees with the comments posted here. Editors will not correct spelling or grammar. FASHION Magazine reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely.
Brand New on Fashion
- Dannijo launches a stunning six-piece collection to celebrate its 5th anniversary
- Best beauty apps: From cataloguing your nail polish to keeping you safe in the sun, 5 to download now
- Max Mara names a coat after Kate Middleton
- How to wear overalls: 5 Style Panel tips for taking this nineties staple from farmer to high-fashion
- Tom Ford’s Fall 2013 Ad Campaign is out and it is fierce