So why was Karl Lagerfeld giving a press conference in Tokyo? Because it’s the first stop on Chanel’s Little Black Jacket tour.
The book, Lagerfeld’s latest endeavor, features over 100 portraits of women donning one of Chanel’s greatest hits. Though it features celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Dakota Fanning interpreting the jacket based on their own style, the designer told Tim Blanks that its his portrait of Hudson Kroenig (the only three-year old on Chanel’s runway this season) that’s his favorite. Lagerfeld wrote the book with Carine Roitfeld, who appears on its cover, and is celebrating with three days worth of festivities.
Though it doesn’t come out until later this year, the book’s already spawned a second showing of Chanel’s haute couture collection, a dinner, and an exhibition of the photos in the book, the latter of which will be open in Tokyo through April 15th. After that, it heads to New York before making seven more international stops, each of which will be freshly feted.