11th September 2012 Chanel’s exhibition dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld’s latest book, The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London in October. There is much talk about it given its success in other cities including Tokyo and New York.
The exhibition illustrates the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket, through Karl Lagerfeld’s 113 photographs, modelled on a variety of friends of the Fashion House, with each personality adapting the garment to reflect their own inimitable style – worn as a cape on singer Lily Allen, draped around model Stella Tennant, or transformed into a vest on Edie Campbell. The book will be available in bookshops in the autumn. (Pictured above, Charlotte Casiraghi in Chanel).
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY. Exhibition runs from Friday 12th October to 28th October 2012.
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week. Last entry 5.30pm. www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com CN