Rinko Kikuchi and Vanessa Paradise /this photo by RILA/
The Little Black Jacket
Once upon a time there was the Little Black Jacket with CHANEL logo on it. There was also a fearless Karl, with his top design skills as well as with a great eye through camera-lences. There were heaps of High-Profile-People too, mostly Karl`s friends. One day all those people, Karl and The Little Black Jacket met together. High-Profile-People stroked the pose, the Little Black Jacket customised and worn in lots different ways did its job making sure to look Timeless, Genderless, Ageless, Fearless etc, and Karl with his creative magic wand took those Magic Photographs – a very special set of very special portraits of the very special people – High-Profile-People. Also it needs to be mention a fairy Corine who enchanted the whole project with her styling spell. To Be Continued…
Corine Roitfeld as Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour from the back
Black Scheep: only one white version of the jacket was used
Maybe 20 years later /read: maybe 1 year/.
Second day with RILA, we were taken for The Little Black Jacket tour around an exhibition organised by CHANEL team – listening to the stories behind the project, watching amazing High-Profile-People on the walls, in Black&White and even in Colour; fairy Corine as Coco, Anna”backwards”, and
The Vanessa above and we on our knees below,… and also being hypnotised by a very special short movie: The Little Black Jacket and Yoko Ono dancing – taken by Karl using his iPad – The Art. Amazed and blessed, holding The Vanessa poster we left… a little bit different than usual. THE END
The Little Black Jacket – a classic black tweed jacket by Chanel, each season comes in a little bit different variations; the must-have
Karl – Karl Lagerfeld, CHANEL chief designer, photographer, music-specialist; the master
High-Profile-People – all special people, friends from around the world, mostly from CHANEL “family”; actors, actresses, CHANEL-inside-people, artists, architects, models, film directors, singers and more&more; including Vanessa Paradise, Kiko, Rinko Kikuchi, Sophia Coppola, Anja Rubik, Tilda Swinton, Corine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker to name few
fairy Corine – Corine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, stylist; fashion icon
The Vanessa – Vanessa Paradis, French singer, model and actress, the goddess since ever and forever
Yoko Ono – a Japanese-American artist, author and peace activist; hypnotic icon
RILA – Japanese fashion model, actress; the One&Only
ANNA – Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue
OPEN ONLY till 15th April , free entrance and free poster to keep – choice: Vanessa Paradise, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kiko. So far Vanessa is the winner.
Polish&Japanese in one: ANJA RUBIK; and together with RILA and Vanessa Paradise
Pick up one of three posters: Kiko, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Paradise – and so far Vanessa is the winner!!!
Yoko Ono dancing
Karl Lagerfeld shooting video of Yoko Ono using his ipad
40sec of hipnotic video of Yoko Ono dancing: