When Natalia Vodianova was asked what she thought about Karl Lagerfeld, she answered “An octopus. They are smart and have eight hands. Plus specialists say that they can predict the future.”
Well, Karl has definitely proved us that he really has eight hands with the Little Black Jacket Exhibition that he held in Tokyo. The exhibition was launched with a dinner where celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Amanda Harlech, Stephen Gan, Virginie Viard, and Sébastien Jondeau; longtime professional collaborators like DJ Michel Gaubert, Sam McKnight on hair, Peter Philips on makeup; plus the customary coterie of devastatingly attractive French starlets: Gaspard Ulliel, Clémence Poésy, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey attenden without any hesitation.
The Chanel jacket has become the symbol of a certain elegance, feminine, with an air of nonchalance, classic and timeless, that is of all times,” said Karl Lagerfeld in a statement.
Karl Lagerfeld photographed 113 celebrities where Sarah Jessica Parker, Alice Dellal and especially Carine Roitfeld revamped as Coco Chanel took part. There were pet pictures in the mix there somewhere as well.
According to style.com , everyone reconvened in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden by 5:30 for tonight’s repeat performance of Chanel’s January Couture show. Same jet set, same clothes, same models, and same Captain Karl emerging from his cockpit at the finale to soak up the awestruck applause. (Being struck by awe in the designer’s presence was one more thing the Japanese excelled at over the past few days.) The photo exhibition touches down next in New York, followed by another seven stops around the world to mark the Year of the Little Black Jacket.