Through over a hundred photographs, Karl Lagerfeld pays tribute to Chanel’s little black jacket.

Created during the fifties by Mademoiselle Chanel, the jacket has been endlessly reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld in each of his collections ever since 1983, for the most part, in the fundamental Chanel colour: black.

In the book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld*, the jacket is being adapted and worn differently by some of today’s personalities in contemporary culture : slipped on by the French singer, Vanessa Paradis, transformed into a headdress for the American actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, or adapted to Alice Dellal’s neo-punk look - this fashion masterpiece can adapt to any style.

Karl Lagerfeld has chosen to capture the jacket‘s versatility in a series of photographs taken in close collaboration with Carine Roitfeld. The book will accompany the opening of an exhibition dedicated to it, which will run from 24th March until 15th April 2012 in Tokyo.

From March 24th to April 15th 2012
11AM – 7PM from Monday to Friday
11AM – 8PM Saturday and Sunday
Free entrance
G-Bldg, Minami Aoyama
Minami Aoyama 5-4-48
Minato Ku, Tokyo

* Available in bookstores from Fall 2012

Photo: Saskia de Brauw photographed by Karl Lagerfeld