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Chanel's Little Black Jacket In New York

June 11, 2012
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This weekend I paid a visit to The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited which is the accompanying exhibit celebrating the forthcoming book of the same name. Making it's second stop in New York after opening in Tokyo, the show features over 100 photos lensed by Chanel's Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld of various stylish global celebrities and models paying tribute to the fashion house's famed LBJ. It was fun to see the iconic black tweed jacket styled by former French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld in both classic and some really unexpected ways.



I liked how a selection of photos were blown up and presented in tonal color on the facing elevated wall. What's more they also offered three complimentary prints to take home if you were so inclined. The exhibit is being hosted at the Swiss Institute at 18 Wooster Street and makes it's run through June 15 in NYC before it moves onto Taipei. It was really hard to choose favorites but I particularly liked the Song Hye Kyo and Vanessa Paradis images. Here are some others I found compelling.

To see more, visit the virtual gallery on the project's official website where you can also watch a video that details the amazing production process of a Chanel jacket.

ZHOU XUN
MILLA JOVOVICH
KIKO MIZUHARA
HIROSHI TAMAKI
VANESSA PARADIS
JOSHUA JACKSON
YU AOI
INÉS DE LA FRESSANGE
TAO OKAMOTO
LINDA EVANGELISTA
TANG WEI
NATALIA VODIANOVA
ALEXANDER WANG
CARINE ROITFIELD
exhibit images : rolala loves // all others via Chanel
54 comments on "Chanel's Little Black Jacket In New York"
  1. love it :)

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  2. Wow! Great photos! I love them! I hope you have a good monday!

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  3. This looks like a fun exhibit. It's interesting that people I should recognize have been photographed in such a way that I don't.

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  4. I love these photos..such a fabulous exhibit!! Lucky you, am pleased you enjoyed it!! Hope you have a super week doll xx

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  5. Wow these photos are really interesting to look through! :D Love these!

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  6. These photos are absolutely beautiful. It's a very interesting exhibition.
    Love Inès De La Fressange and Natalia Vodianova. So elegant and classy.
    Have a lovely week.

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  7. I can barely breathe just looking at these photos. I WANT that Chanel black jacket!!! My favorite has to be Ines de la fressange. Such a simple and chic way of wearing it. It's a little disconcerting seeing men wearing a ladies' jacket.

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  8. So amazing.. that jacket is totally swoon-worthy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Ah, the iconic Chanel little black jacket...I love the idea of this exhibition, this classic black jacket certainly makes a statement and is the perfect inspiration to those incredible photos...
    Have a lovely week, dear Rowena!

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  10. Aaah I have to go see it! Thanks for telling me about the exhibit. I've been dying for the book. Glad I didn't miss it! :) xoxo

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  11. wow!!! beautiful photo!!!
    kisses

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  12. Is this a exhibit where you need to purchase a ticket to go see?
    These photos look amazing! Love your picks :D

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    1. The exhibit is free and open to the public :) Thanks!

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  13. It's not the clothes that are interesting but the individual personalities. So inspiring! xoxo
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  14. Love it ... would love to be there and so happy that you were! So chic! Hope all is well and that you had a lovely weekend every minute, Rowena! xo

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow. These are all so stunning and gorgeous. I would have loved to have seen this exhibit. Super jealous.

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  16. Darn! I am so bummed that I'm going to miss this! It looks like it is an amazing show, right up my alley!

    xo Mary Jo

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  17. I had seen many pictures taken with the little black jacket, but I hadn't seen some of these yet! Thanks for sharing Rolala, it looks like the show is incredible!!
    My Own Project

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  18. Haha...love that Joshua Jackson pic! *sigh* I'd love one of these jackets.

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  19. Talk about an impressive exhibit! This looks like it would be a lot of fun to see thanks for sharing :)

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  20. I love that jacket!!!! These photos are absolutely beautiful!!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  21. Oh my, I can't believe I missed this - I DEFINITELY would have dropped by the exhibit and oh I could have gotten a few prints too! Boo, I need to be better at reading my fashion news in NYC!
    Josh Jackson is just too cute!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. I love all of the items! But for now the idea of buying and wearing chanel clothes is too much for me :)

    161cm.com

    joanne♥choi

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  23. The exhibition must be amazing to see in person. Thanks for bringing some photos, I could not choose only one as a favourite.

    Have a great week,
    Manu Luize.
    http://manuluize.com

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  24. What a great tribute to the LBJ and I'm lusting over the VANESSA PARADIS jacket and dress!

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  25. The black and white photos are stunning, what a great idea for an exhibition. Penny x

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  26. Looks like a gorgeous exhibit. So glad you got to see it. This is one I'd enjoy too. xo

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  27. Would love to visit LBJ. Not so lucky.
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  28. I would love to see this exhibit in real life, those photos are needless to say, STUNNING! I want that jacket! :P

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  29. I actually really like the one of Song hye Kyo. Usually it would be because she's Korean, but in this case the photo itself is actually one of the best. Although it was hard to recognise her at first, she looks a lot skinnier?

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  30. Take home free prints if you were so inclined?? Omg I would have SO been so inclined haha What a fantastically laid out and gorgeous exhibit - I could get lost looking at those photos for hours. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

    Anna xo
    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

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  31. WOW that exhibit looks amazing!!! xoxo A-

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  32. Wow, so amazing! I would love to see this!

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  33. Great blog you now have a new follower on Bloglovin':)

    http://www.thefashionhive.com

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  34. Aw you Are so lucky to have been able to see this...how I now wish I lived in New York...thanks so much for sharing these amazing images. Cannot get over the influence that Chanel has, it's astounding!

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  35. i like the international concept. beautiful photos.

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  36. Beautiful photos! Hope your having a good week!

    xo Marie
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  37. This is really cool! I understand that Karl took these photos! I would love to own a Chanel jacket someday!

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  38. Absolutely LOVE this! I wish I could see this in the flesh! I love that first image - reminds me of roller-skating as a kid - minus sequin hot-pants! Hope you're well angel.
    x.o.x.o
    p.s thanks for the recommendations - I forget about that site!

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  39. Beautiful photography andto interesting exhibit, Rowena. Glad that you went and share these here.

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  40. wow i wish i can visit there too... own and get one chanel little black jacket is a dream come true for me.. and i hope i will have that someday!!!!
    those pictures are beautiful!!!! take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  41. Love that first picture :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  42. I've seen so many pictures of this exhibit recently! It looks AMAZING! How I wish I lived in NYC!

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  43. What a great exhibit! How cool to catch that in NYC. I love the picture of Song Hye Kyo, she looks amazing! And also tiny, hehe. What a petite, slender thing she must be!

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  44. Oh my, this must be such an amazing exhibition to see! I would love to be able to see it for myself! The photos are incredibly chic and glamorous, and I love how each person gives the jacket its own personal twist! Fabulous!
    Have a great day, Rowena!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  45. i saved some of those photos before when i came across them on the internet. i would love to see the exhibit, argh should have stayed late in ny after work and gone to exhibition, now it is too late. i love vanessa's also, so beautiful. i also love tang wei's and yu aoi's, not that i am trying to be some asian biased freak by choosing them but they look so elegant. i would definitely like a classic black tweed jacket myself, black goes with everything hehe

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  46. Lucky you to have been able to go to that exhibition. I'd love to see it and I'm looking forward to browse through the book when it'll finally be published.

    Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

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  47. What an amazing exhibition to have visited! I love the selection of images you've curated, it's almost hard to pick a favourite... but think carine and vanessa were highlights for me. Wish U hadn't missed it! So glad you're up and feeling better, lovely! Have a fabulous week!

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  48. What an amazing exhibition! I'm so glad you attended Rowena. I'm so happy you shared these with your readers. I want to live in NYC! HaHaHa It's amazing the different ways they were styled. Each became it's own personality with each wearer. LOVELY!!! LOVE IT!!!
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  49. so amazing... wish I could visit something like that too...

    xxx Ros.e.

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  50. I'd love to be able to attend to one of the exhibitions. I'll have the book though, can't wait for it to be published.
    Ada

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  51. so amazing, love it
    like your blog, would be happy if we could follow each other :)
    x

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  52. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it, I have you bookmarked to check out all the new stuff you post.I am a china tour lover,You can learn more: China travel service | private China tour | China attractions

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