Chanel: The Little Black Jacket
Like no other brand, Chanel has distinguished itself as the crème de la crème, the transcendent and sans pareil God Father of fashion. Own a Chanel classic and you own the fashion scene. The Little Black Jacket is so exception to that rule.
Created by Coco Chanel herself at the prime of her fashion reign during the oh so Chanel 50′s, the jacket has yet ceased to go out of style and has been constantly rediscovered, reinvented and reborn by Karl Lagerfeld in each of his collections. Overtime the LBJ has come to be known as the Birkin bag of all jackets let alone all clothes. It oozes elegance and a sense of power that all it’s owners embrace and radiate when wearing it. Lagerfeld calls it the symbol of a ”certain elegance, feminine, with an air of nonchalance, classic and timeless” and that is exactly what a Chanel woman is; elegance, feminine, nonchalante and I think it’s safe to say a woman ‘du monde’.
In a recent Chanel video production We’ve seen how the piece was created in a careful, thorough and lengthy hand made process but now let’s see how it is worn.
This year Karl Lagerfeld and fashion mogul Carine Roitfeld pay tribute to this classic piece with a book project entitled ” The Little Black Jacket”. 100 of the finest fashion royalty in the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Georgia May Jagger will take part in making this project come true each wearing the legendary LBJ in their own way in a series of photographs that will make the book.
The book is set to come out this fall and the fashion scene is buzzing already with excitement and so are we. I foresee this project as being the highlight of the fashion year so brace yourself fashionistas, the LBJ is coming your way!