The “Petite Veste Noir” that Coco Chanel exalted until it became one of the most iconic pieces of the twentieth century, receives a particular tribute in a traveling exhibition that began in Tokyo, later travelled to New York, Hong Kong, London and has now arrived in Paris.
The Grand Palais Paris will showcase the photographs taken by Karl Lagerfeld in collaboration with Carine Roitfeld. In this new series, the classic garment is presented from a contemporary and timeless perspective, without losing its classic spirit that goes back to 1954, when Cocó Chanel designed it. Inspired by Austrian jacket for men, and by adding metal buttons engraved with the legendary “double C” and corners decorated by the cord of the Maison, this emblematic piece broke away from style conventions of that time.
Karl Lagerfeld portrays a hundred artists, models, actresses and singers in black and white, who are responsible for updating this classic. Among them we can find Vanessa Paradis, Alice Dellal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Roman Duris, Clémence Poésy, Kanye West and Alexa Chung.
But that’s not all, on the occasion of the arrival of the exhibition in Paris, some of the jackets from the autumn / winter and cruise collections from this year will be exhibited in the shop windows of Chanel in Paris.