If you knew me, you would know that Chanel is my absolute favorite house of design. I’ve always held it in the highest esteem because of what it stands for and how it began. In a time when women were restricted by their clothing, Coco Chanel brought forth a new idea, a new fresh way in which women could dress. Jackets, pants, anything without a skirt — menswear for women; it was revolutionary. And now that legacy is still being carried on by Karl Lagerfeld and his genius. To celebrate the infamous little black jacket, Karl and Carine Roitfeld (amazing stylist & former editor and chief of Vogue Paris) put together a collection of a hundred photographs showcasing different peoples’ personalities through the jacket.
Luckily the special week only exhibition has been showing four blocks down from my apartment so I went twice to witness the magic! The exhibition truly shows that a classic staple piece, such as the black jacket, can do much more for a person than just keep them warm. Pictures showed a nun (okay not a nun, top model Freja Beha) wearing it more “religiously”, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing it as a crown, a socialite wearing it as if she were Marie Antionette, and the best for me was men wearing the women’s jacket and still looking confident (and attractive) as ever. Not only was the exhibition close to home, I got to bring a little piece of it home with me! They were handing out free posters — and I had the chance to choose between multiple options. I went with the Elle Fanning and SJP ones! Although the exhibition is only being shown in New York and Tokyo and is closing today, I wanted to share pictures with you all so that you could experience it for yourselves! As the French would say, amusez-vous!