Any biography of Coco Chanel will tell how she invented the single item every woman needs in her wardrobe: the little black dress. Yet Chanel’s contribution to fashion expands beyond this seminal garment to numerous other ubiquitous items, including the best accompaniment to the LBD – the little black jacket. This season, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s successor, and Carine Roitfeld, the former French Vogue editor who wears black best, commemorate the classic item in a series of beautiful, original photographs for The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s classic revisited. The book highlights the significant creative range of ways Chanel’s boxy bouclé classic can be worn. Mirroring the LBJ’s versatility, this book doubles as a catalogue for an upcoming exhibition in Tokyo, which runs from 24 March to 15 April.
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