November 5, 2012

The Little Black Jacket

Last Sunday, I went to the Saatchi Gallery in London to see Karl Lagerfeld's exhibit for his coffee table book, THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET. He dressed up all these actors, actresses, muses, singers, and artists in the infamous Chanel black jacket and snapped pictures of them. The photographs are exhibited in a dark room and are mostly in black and white so you can't help but focus on each photo and nothing else.  All I can say is -  WOW!

The Black Jacket that was originally designed by Coco Chanel over 50 years ago

First of all, I was amazed at the different combinations of outfits he and his team created using one simple black jacket. Second, Mr. Lagerfeld captured these people so beautifully that I found myself stopping and staring at some of the photographs for a while before moving on. There is a rare essence to his photographs, each of the subjects were captured in their raw form and the end result is captivating. If Karl Lagerfeld wanted to quit his day job and become a photographer full time, I believe he would be even MORE successful (if thats even possible) than he is today! 

Here are a few of my favourite photos from the exhibit:

(Notice Dubai's Fashionistas Sama and Haya Abu Khadra at the bottom right corner)

My favourite photograph from the whole exhibit is this one of Violette D'urso - 
she seems so deep in thought, happy and at peace

A stack of The Little Black Jacket books on display at the Exhibit

If you love anything Chanel, I highly recommend you buy the coffee table book The Little Black Jacket, the pictures will blow your mind! I put mine in the living room and can't wait for my guests to come and see it :)

What do you think of the photographs taken by Karl Lagerfeld?

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