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The Little Black Jacket

by aimee • June 18

Chanel's world-traveling exhibition, The Little Black Jacket, checked into the Swiss Institute on Wooster St last week for an 8 day showing. The exhibition celebrates and promotes fashion designer and photographer, Karl Lagerfeld's latest book, The Little Black Jacket.

The exhibit features over 100 black and white photographs of models, musicians, actors and actresses, all wearing the same iconic black tweed Chanel jacket. The jacket uses traditional materials with modern cuts. It's a classic style that looks unique on everyone. Karl Lagerfeld’s explanation for the exhibition to Gotham Magazine is as follows: “Every designer dreams of inventing the Chanel jacket. It’s up there with jeans or the t-shirt; it is gender-neutral—that is to say, it can be womenswear or menswear.”

My favorite photograph in the exhibition is of Sarah Jessica Parker. She portrays a confidence and energy that embodies the essence of the exhibit. A celebration of fashion and Chanel's "little black jacket."