The Little Black Jacket
Wednesday evening marked the opening of the Little Black Jacket exhibit in SoHo. The book, which will not be available until late August, is in essence a picture book for fashion-minded adults. The 100 portraits inside were shot by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld from May-October of 2011 in three different cities – Monaco, Paris and New York. Despite a very high demand, the actual jacket used in the photos, which was from Chanel’s Resort 2012 collection, will not be available for purchase. Three iconic images from the show – Vanessa Paradis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elle Fanning – are available as posters free of change for visitors to take and use in anticipation of the book’s publication. The traveling show will run in New York through Friday, June 15th at the Swiss Institute gallery space at 18 Wooster Street in SoHo.