Couldn’t get to the exhibit? Chanel’s Little Black Jacket launches as a website

Sarah Jessica Parker Chanel Little Black Jacket INTRO
Photography courtesy of CHANEL
Sarah Jessica Parker Chanel Little Black Jacket INTRO
Photography courtesy of CHANEL

See photos from Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition »

We have all heard of the Little Black Dress, the origins of which can be traced back to designs of Coco Chanel’s from the 1920s. But what do we know of the Little Black Jacket? Luckily for us, Chanel has a website devoted to this iconic piece of clothing.

Karl Lagerfeld has been celebrating this classic piece of fashion history in his new book, The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’S classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, and with a new exhibition on display in London a couple of weeks ago that will make its way to Tokyo, Paris and New York among other cities.

But if you don’t live in any of the cities that the exhibition is traveling to, don’t fret as Chanel’s website has it available to view online. The result is a who’s-who’s of the fashion and celebrity crowd showcased in over 100 photographs of them putting their own spin on the jacket. The innovative online exihibtion takes Alice Dellal to Vanessa Paradis among others on a unique animated spin across your computer screen.

Each photograph was styled by editor Carine Roitfeld and photographed by the Kaiser himself. The photographs are aimed to represent how adaptable the jacket is for anybody’s wardrobe. Case in point, Sarah Jessica Parker even wears it on her head.

And it’s not only females who can rock the Little Black Jacket, as it features a handful of men taking on the look including Kanye West, who we recently learned may or may not be working with Lagerfeld on a fashion collection.

The website also features a behind the scenes look at the exhibition and a video that goes behind the making of the jacket. And since the exhibition isn’t making it’s way to any Canadian cities in the near future, we will just have to settle with pretending that browsing through the exhibition on the website is akin to visiting it in the Grand Palais in Paris. Hey, at least we don’t have to leave our couch.