Friday, June 8, 2012

the little black jacket


Karl Lagerfeld, besides being known as Chanel’s designer—is also known for being an avid photographer.

A world-traveling exhibition featuring more than 100 striking black-and-white photographs he took of various “friends,” ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Kanye West to Yoko Ono, is making a one-week stop in New York beginning Friday, at the Swiss Institute downtown on Wooster Street.

The exhibition, titled “The Little Black Jacket,” is based on a Steidl book of the same name—and the same photos—scheduled for release this autumn. The title refers to Chanel’s iconic black tweed jacket and Mr. Lagerfeld, in collaboration with former longtime French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, reimagined ways (120 of them) the jacket could be worn and interpreted.



  1. the display looks very cool for the exhibit.
    and of course, the versatility of a chanel tweed...timeless.
    happy tgif-summer pattycakes!

  2. i visited the exhibit when it was in tokyo! snagged a couple of awesome posters there :D

  3. that looks amazing! thanks for sharing patty..let's go together if you don't already have plans!!!

  4. beautiful post!
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