The Little Black Jacket...
“I always make the first design for me,” said the petite Coco who believed that women could be elegant while wearing clothes that didn’t trap the body into an unnatural form.
The employee uniform of an Austrian hotel-inspired Gabrielle Chanel in the 1950s to create one of the most legendary pieces: the little tweed black jacket.
In 2012, the book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld and a traveling exhibit paid homage to it.
The book has been launched for Fall 2012 with images of 109 celebrities wearing the jacket in a unique and different style each time. Models, actors, singers, rappers, fashion editors, designers all can be seen in this book wearing the Chanel black jacket. Lagerfeld has redesigned the jacket, transforming it into a modern, adaptable garment to be worn by both sexes of all ages.