Chanel‘s Little Black Jacket exhibit was only in New York for a short week, and it’s currently halfway around the world in Taipei. But don’t sweat it if you missed the photo exhibit because you can pre-order a copy of the Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld-styled tome here. However, we’re fans of instant gratification here at Styleite, so with the help of our friends at Chanel, we’ve curated an LBJ exhibit of our own.
We rounded up pics of Coco Chanel in her heyday — wearing her own creations, drenched in pearls, and looking all sorts of chic while pinning designs on a model. We’ve also got sketches from the Kaiser, pages from Douglas Kirkland‘s Mademoiselle and Jean Leymarie‘s Chanel, and photos of a handful of our favorite fashion folk like Anna Wintour, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Sarah Jessica Parker in their fancy Chanel jackets.
Each celeb has styled their LBJs differently, but the focus of every outfit is still on the topper. Whether it’s Coco’s white style with black trim, Mary-Kate’s gilded confection, or SJP’s mid-length stunner, the Chanel jacket is a classic piece of fashion.
Check out the gallery below, and see how Coco and celebs have styled their LBJs over the years: