Chanel's Little Black Jacket In New York

SONG HYE KYO

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

M.E said...

love it :)

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Deborah said...

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

jeanine said...

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.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

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

Jian said...

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

dimitri said...

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.

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

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.

Always Maylee said...

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

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Inés said...

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

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

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

Francesca Riolfo said...

wow!!! beautiful photo!!!
kisses

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mandy said...

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

hello, Friday said...

It's not the clothes that are interesting but the individual personalities. So inspiring! xoxo
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Sunny & Star said...

I am in love with that jacket. Gorgeous photos.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

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
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ShyScout said...

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

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

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

Ana Carneiro said...

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!!
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Shop N' Chomp said...

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

Ashley K said...

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

Marcela Gmd said...

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

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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

Joanne said...

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

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joanne♥choi

Manu Luize said...

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.
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Leslie said...

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

plaits and paisley said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

PAPS said...

Would love to visit LBJ. Not so lucky.
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Stacey said...

I would love to see this exhibit in real life, those photos are needless to say, STUNNING! I want that jacket! :P

NaNa said...

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

Anna said...

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
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rolala said...

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

Eloquent English said...

WOW that exhibit looks amazing!!! xoxo A-

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

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

Frances O@TheFashionHive said...

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

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Sam said...

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!

cushy said...

i like the international concept. beautiful photos.

Marie Martell said...

Beautiful photos! Hope your having a good week!

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

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

A BRIT GREEK said...

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!

Nelah said...

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

prettymeggy said...

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

Jennifer said...

Love that first picture :)

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Maggie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Ivana said...

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

michellek said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 ;-)

hope in high heels said...

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!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

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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Ros.E. said...

so amazing... wish I could visit something like that too...

xxx Ros.e.

classiq said...

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

Melina said...

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

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