Since Coco Chanel designed the first tweed jacket in 1926, it’s one of the most iconic garments of the past century. Even when Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the design in 1983 and took it to a higher level it remained that must have, actually making you want it even more.
Lagerfeld calls it “one of the symbols that define the style of Chanel”. The jacket is classic, timeless and feminine. Check out the making of the little black jacket. You can see step by step how the jacket is made from the drawing of the pattern to the ironing of the jacket just before it hits the stores.
In this book Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s show their mind blowing view of Chanel’s iconic little black jacket. It contains photographs of celebrities, a range of accomplished actors, musicians, designers, models, writers and directors both men and women wearing the jacket – sometimes down-dressed with a sweater, sometimes over the top with layered jewellery, and sometimes in a classics way, but always, and always Chanel – and each styled by Carine Roitfeld herself. Think Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Kanye West, Yoko Ono, Joan Smalls, just to name a few. It’s an inspirational flip threw as it shows how versatile a little black jacket can be. The possibilities are endless.
As Roberto Juarros ( vertical poetry) says: “There are clothes which keep rejuvenating themselves instead of getting worn out”.
If you haven’t found the ultimate timeless holiday season gift yet, this might be it .The little Black Jacket is available at my favourite bookshop.
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