The Little Black Jacket Exhibit Hits Paris

Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite muses are the subject of this photography exhibition.

Alexa Chung in the iconic jacket. Taken by Karl Lagerfeld.

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket has already seen London, Tokyo, Sydney and NYC — and now the photography exhibit has landed in Paris. Featuring over 100 black and white photos taken by Chanel’s current mastermind, Karl Lagerfeld, the exhibition showcases Lagerfeld’s favourite muses, including the likes of Alexa Chung, Daphne Guinness, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Natalia Vodianova, all donning the iconic jacket in a unique way.

Lagerfeld worked with the freshly appointed global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar, Carine Roitfeld of Vogue Paris and CR Fashion Book fame, who not only appears in the exhibition, but also helped to style the looks.

In Paris until November 25, 2012, the exhibit makes it way to other cities before it ends its tour, including Seoul and Berlin. Don’t think you’ll be able to make it to any of the remaining destinations? No worries. Lagerfeld and Roitfeld have created a book entitled, The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Jacket Revisited, which was the inspiration for this exhibit and is currently in stores.

Visit to see behind-the-scenes videos with set with Lagerfeld, as well as an inside look into the Chanel atelier as the iconic jacket is born.