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The Little Black Jacket: Digital Photo Exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld

Apr 10, 2012 By Lauren Valenti

Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld  have revisited Chanel’s classic black jacket in a digital exhibition featuring 113 photos of celebrities, personalities, and style icons. Each photo has a special character in the unique way the wearer styles the jacket. Alice Dellal roughens hers up with a studded collar, net undershirt and leather vest. Julia Restoin Roitfeld cinches her jacket tightly and pairs it with a graceful floral headdress. Uma Thurman looks like a 1930s screen siren with her voluminous curls and ruffled blouse and, contrastingly, Kanye West looks modern and polished, and quite menswear, in the exact same garment. Jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia’s jacket fits like a glove and he accessorizes it with a glittering feather pin. The diversity of the subjects and their variant styling shows how classic Chanel garments can be used creatively to fit the wearer. Stunning portraits and an expression of timelessness that crosses genders, generations, and social categories, this digital exhibition is definitely worth perusing.

See all of the photos in the exhibition HERE.

By: Sarah Humphries

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