Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chanel's Little Black Jacket Exhibit

Last fall when I was in London, I attended the The Little Black Jacket exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery.  This art museum is in a lovely part of London, near Sloane Square.  The museum itself is on the small size, with beautiful clean lines.  The exhibit was a collection of photographs showcasing Chanel's classic black jacket.  A huge variety of different models -- actors, writers, designers and actual models -- wore the jacket and they wore it inventive and classic ways.
Each visitor to the exhibit could take a poster of one of the featured photographs.
When I first glanced at this striking photo, I thought it was Gwyneth Paltrow.  But it is of Daphne Guinness.  She is a descendant of the Guinness beer family, and an artist, model and designer.  The photo perfectly captures her pushing-the-envelope personality.  Who else could pull off a serpent ring quite like that?
Olivier Theyskens, Anna Wintour, Charlotte Casiraghi
Julia Restoin Roitfeld is the daughter of Carine Roitfeld, the former editor in chief of the innovative French Vogue.  I love Julia's verve in this photo, almost palpable; and her bohemian style. Hello, flowered headdress! 

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