More than just a black jacket…

So it seems Sydney’s hottest invite was for the Chanel Little Black Jacket exhibition and party. Champagne flowed, canapés were offered faster than you’d finished your last, and no expense was spared. Elle Fanning, covergirl for the book, may have been a no-show, but it didn’t matter. Every inch of  Sydney’s Pier 2 and 3 was filled with portraits of Carine Roitfeld’s amazing styling. Who would have thought there would be so many ways to change the personality of a black bouclé jacket. Over 100 ways in fact.

A feast for the eyes. The ceiling was bursting with Chanel balloons and camelias.

It’s this one same jacket that’s been hand-crafted by artisans in French ateliers since the 1950′s, and one that comes from none other than the house of Chanel.
These atelier’s have been honing their skill’s for more than 150 years. So it’s pretty darn special.

some images from the exhibition

We’ve been hearing about Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited’ for months, but last night was Sydney’s turn to launch the exhibition of Chanel’s iconic LBJ. More than 100 powerful images of the fashion and media worlds’ darling’s wearing some permutation of the black jacket will be on display until November 11th 2012. Kicking off tomorrow.

The images are available to buy as a 5kg coffee table book, co-authored and styled by Carine and photographed by the silver-haired, perpetually sun-glassed Lagerfeld.

Portrait wall-hangings were gifted on the night.
(L-R) Astrid Berges-Frisby, Theophilus London, Anna Mouglalis, and Elle Fanning.

 WATCH:   The Making of the Little Black Jacket

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition is at Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road Walsh Bay 2300

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