CHANEL Little Black Jacket – Reinterpreted

Exhibit_newSingapore, 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?

KarlLagerfeld_newWell, 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.

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Mrs. King at the Exhibition

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!HilaryMaggieCarole_newHere is Carla Bruni – the musician (not as Mrs. Sarkozy). Timeless Lauren Hutton & Inez!CarlaLaurenInez_newI adore Sophia in her own element and Jane Birkin hugging a “Birkin!”SophiaCoppolaJaneBirkin_newAnd who doesn’t look at Diane Kruger (long time Lagerfeld muse since age 15) red with envy!

DianeKruger_newOf course, I am always intrigued by the iconic Linda Evangelista. And is Freja the most stylish nun ever?LindaENun_newForever love S J P !SJPTangWei_newAh, angelic Kiera!


Whimsical Yoko Ono…what a dancer!YokoOno_newMy personal favourites  – Carine Roitfeld (Coco Chanel reincarnated) and Anna Wintour (Youknow it is Anna instantly without look at the description). What a statement!Carine RoitfeldAnnAWIntour_newOver the years, Lagerfeld had a number of muses, including some of the famous faces above – Inez, Carole, Linda, Diane, Kiera….all beautiful!KristenDunst_new

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

All photos were taken by Mrs. King.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. A feast for the eyes!


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