A book that brings together the most famous artists and influential people in the fashion world from Europe to Asia can only be The Little Black Jacket.

ELLE reviews the interesting things surrounding this legendary book and jacket.

The most satisfactory photo in the photo collection of designer Karl Lagerfeld

Not of any famous actor or model, but of an elderly neighbor with white hair and a once beautiful face now full of wrinkles.

The designer recalled: `She walked into my studio and said: No makeup, ok?

Time to complete the book

With more than 100 characters, the book took 5 days of photography and a year to complete.

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

Song Hye Kyo is one of the Asian artists appearing in the book The Little Black Jacket.

Characters printed on the book cover

That’s Carine Roitfeld as Coco Chanel.

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

Coco Chanel

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

Carine Roitfeld as Coco Chanel

Where is the jacket used in the photo set?

Everyone wanted to keep the jacket as a souvenir, but after completing the final photo shoot, Carine Roitfeld destroyed the shirt.

The Little Black Jacket isn’t just black

The origin of this legendary jacket comes from the shirt of a hotel waiter.

The name Little Black Jacket, similar to Little Black Dress, refers to the simplicity but indispensableness in a woman’s wardrobe.

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

The Little Black Jacket with fresh color versions in the Cruise 2014 collection (left) and Chanel Spring Summer 2014 collection (right)

How do stars choose to wear The Little Black Jacket?

When attending the book exhibition, some stars shared their ways of coordinating this shirt.

Fei Fei Sun: I like simple style.

Soo Joo: I choose to pair it with jeans and perhaps a brightly colored shirt underneath.

Keira Knightley: This iconic coat of timeless beauty goes with everything.

Sui He: I will combine it with the dress, yes, it is an integral part of the dress.

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

Model Karolina Kurkova

Interesting things about the picture book The Little Black Jacket

From left: model Karolina Kurkova, famous Chinese model Xiao Wen, Korean model Soo Joo, actress Alma Jodorowsky.

Final exhibition of the book

From November 9, 2013 to January 1, 2014, Chanel launched a special photo exhibition dedicated to the book The Little Black Jacket by creative director Karl Lagerfeld at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, one of the

Following major cities such as Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Beijing and Shanghai, this final exhibition in Singapore is a testament to Chanel’s creative and modern values.

The shirt is worn by a cast of stars and close friends of the brand such as French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, Korean actress Song Hye Kyo or muse Keira Knighley, and is tailored to suit each individual.

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