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REISS LOVES: THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET

20.10.12

Following a rave review from our head of press (and literally all of our most fashionable friends), we had to see The Little Black Jacket at the Saatchi Gallery.

A photographic exhibition celebrating Karl Lagerfeld's latest book, The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, you'll find three rooms dedicated to prints from this hotly anticipated fashion tome.

The idea is, take one iconic Chanel black jacket and photograph different people wearing it with their own unique interpretation. No one picture looks the same, the exhibition is a glamorous smorgasbord of models, actresses, singers, editors and friends of the fashion house each wearing the LBJ their way.

From film strip to giant-sized prints of faces like Anna Wintour, Lily Allen, Alexa Chung and Jane Birkin, it's hard to choose a favourite. But here's a few of ours...

All hail style queen, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Style icon in a fashion icon, Daphne Guinness.

A Marlene Dietrich-inspired, Uma Thurman.

Of course, once you've worked your way from room to room and taken in the 113 prints on display, you could also treat yourself to the book - surely perfect coffee-table fodder?

The Little Black Jacket at the Saatchi Gallery is open until 28th October. Admission is free.