Singapore, November 2013 – Having missed THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET’s debut in Hong Kong last year, I was excited when the exhibition arrived in Singapore. How many ways can you imagine wearing Chanel’s iconic Little Black Jacket?
Well, Carine Roitfeld (former Editor-in-Chief of VOGUE Paris and current Global Fashion Director of Harper’s BAZAAR) styled over 120 looks for this project.
THE EXHIBITION : THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET Chanel’s Classic Revisited – Photos by Karl Lagerfeld and Styled by Carine Roitfeld.
THE JACKET: The Chanel Classic was designed by Coco Chanel in the 1950s, based on her inspiration from Austrain men’s jackets.
THE CAST: comprises an extremely diverse group in age from toddlers to the elderly, in profession from models, actresses, artists to musicians, across ethnic groups and across gender – both men and women. Some famous faces include Kayne West, Tilda Swinton, Mark Walberg, Virginie Ledoyen, Baptiste Giabiconi, Stella Tennant and Sarah Jessica Parker.
THE PHOTOS: believe that each person’s take of an exhibition is personal. What appeals to one person may not another…for whatever reason – culture, age, aesthetics, perspectives etc.
Love Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress in this sexy look and Carole Bouquet’s simple elegance as always!Here is Carla Bruni – the musician (not as Mrs. Sarkozy). Timeless Lauren Hutton & Inez!I adore Sophia in her own element and Jane Birkin hugging a “Birkin!”And who doesn’t look at Diane Kruger (long time Lagerfeld muse since age 15) red with envy!
Of course, I am always intrigued by the iconic Linda Evangelista. And is Freja the most stylish nun ever?Forever love S J P !Ah, angelic Kiera!
Whimsical Yoko Ono…what a dancer!My personal favourites – Carine Roitfeld (Coco Chanel reincarnated) and Anna Wintour (Youknow it is Anna instantly without look at the description). What a statement!Over the years, Lagerfeld had a number of muses, including some of the famous faces above – Inez, Carole, Linda, Diane, Kiera….all beautiful!
THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET Chanel’s Classic Revisited Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum Singapore from November 9, 2013 to January 1st, 2014. For the videos of “Making of the Photo Shoot”, “Making of the Video” and “The Jacket,”please visit Thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com.
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.