Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld

I am always on the look for new exciting things to do and interesting places to visit while in Singapore so when I read about The Little Black Jacket exhibit at ArtScience Museum it didn't take long for me to decide to go and check it out. I was surprised to learn that admission is free, why thank you, how thoughtful of you Mr. Lagerfeld! I wish they had given away free Chanel jackets too instead of posters, just kidding! 

As I enter the room I felt the same sense of belonging I feel when I go to a library or a coffee shop. To say that Karl Lagerfeld's photos were stunning is an understatement. Every photo has a story to tell, you just have to figure it out. A number of very lucky and very famous models, musicians, and celebrities posed in front of the camera wearing a black jacket. To show their individuality, hence that, is what I think the whole idea is about... or not? I strongly believe it is not purely advertisement for the book of the same title which they had recently launched worldwide. I believe it is solid passion, art appreciation, and inspiration.