Yes! I had the good fortune of timing my vacation last December to Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket exhibition in Berlin and I was so excited! It was an inspiring visit, needless to say.  It’s fascinating to see some many variations of one little black jacket and how it can work for everyone; male, female, androgynous.






The exhibition venue was right next to the subway station with security staff who looked like they are models dressed in Chanel.  There were also staff giving out free exhibition posters. How cool is that!  The space was quite dark but I managed to take a few exhibition shots.  Over 100 photographic prints were on display with the little black jacket modelled by a range of friends of the Chanel House, from actors, musicians, designers, models, writers to directors.  They include Sarah Jessica Parker, Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst, Uma Thurman, Tilda Swinton, Baptiste Giabiconi, Yoko Ono and many more.

The entire exhibition is really well documented on its webite with great “Making of” behind the scenes photos such as the one of Daphne Guinness and Ken Hirai below.

The exhibition is still touring.  You never know, it might travel to your city next week!

x Sybil

(Images by Sybil and from The Little Black Jacket)

Visionary Karl Lagerfeld’s vision

Everyone knows that the brain behind Chanel after Mademoiselle Coco Chanel is Karl Lagerfeld. If you think Chanel’s designs are amazing, have you checked out their window displays and their ads? I have always marvelled at what Karl Lagerfeld gets his hands into – videography and photography included.

It seems like I’m always seeing him behind the camera, or simply that his photography shots seem really well documented.

Shots of Karl shooting, so he may or may not be the one taking these shots, but that’s how he is portrayed. His amazing ability is to create items that reflect his sense of aesthetics, regardless of the medium, be it fashion, photos or videos.

Claudia Schiffer, as shot by Karl Lagerfeld. There is this sense of ease and elegance that she eludes.

Edita Vilkecuite as shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Mysterious, yet fun. I really don’t know how he gets his subjects be so comfortable in their own skin.

Karl’s take on the Versailles. Lovely, isn’t it.


There’s a photography exhibition of his works now on in Paris. If you are there, do pop by and share some images. Would love to be there right now, breathing in the Parisian air, enjoying a visual feast of his works.

September 15 – October 31
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5-7, rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris

(All images from Chanel)

X Alex

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