Chanel’s ‘The Little Black Jacket’ exhibition has launched in Tokyo. a pre-cursor to the upcoming book ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited’, the exhibit features 113 photos that come straight from the book. compiled by Karl Lagerfeld and former French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld, numerous celebrities sat for the book in different versions of the Chanel classic.
since Coco’s inception of the little black jacket in the 50’s, the jacket has become a symbol of the house of Chanel. since coming on to Chanel in 1983, Lagerfeld has recreated the jacket every season. the jacket retails for $7,000 to $24,000.
word on the street is that the exhibition is travling. the book itself is due out later this fall.