The Story of The Little Black Jacket

The little black tweed jacket was originally invented by Coco Chanel in 1954 and since then has become a real Chanel classic. The German designer Karl Lagerfeld revisited the classic and has now given the jacket the attention and celebration it deserves in the book, that is titled “The Little Black Jacket”.

Lagerfeld brought the jacket back to life in the book that is dedicated entirely to the classic fashion must-have. The known names of the celebrity models included Sarah Jessica Parker, Lily Allen and Kanye West among famous fashion designers Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci and Alexander Wang and many more, including the queen of fashion Anna Winthur. A total of 113 variations of the jacket were presented on 109 celebrities, each model portraying a different style in an artistic insinuation of creativity.

These artistic photographic portraits, taken by Mr. Lagerfeld himself, can be seen in a travelling exhibition during the month of November 2012 in the following cities: Moscow, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and Seoul.

The tweed jacket is still made to fit like a second skin, just like the original a chain in sewn in, weighting the hem down to ensure the perfect fit. Unlike the original, the jacket is nowadays paired with a cool pair of jeans or dresses and has a slimmer cut and narrower shoulders.

The book could make a great Christmas gift and is now available in exclusive book Shops.

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