This black and white coffee table paperback with its own case makes no attempt to conceal its purpose: It's a visual presentation of Chanel's "little black jacket", a further development from Chanel's iconic "little black dress".
Words have no place in this book. The only text is a quote from the late Argentine poet, Roberto Juarroz, that reads: "There are clothes which keep rejuvenating themselves instead of getting worn out" from Poesia Vertical (Vertical Poetry). And that is all you need to know about Chanel's little black jacket, which is pictured in an infinite number of interpretations by more than a hundred international celebrities, styled by Carine Roitfeld, a former fashion model, writer and editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, and photographed by Chanel's own head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
The cover and first picture feature Ms Roitfeld herself, in a pose evocative of the lady herself, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, with the trademark pearls and hat, holding a pair of antique sewing scissors instead of her ubiquitous cigarette.
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