Karl & co.
Little Black Jacket - Chanel exhibition
When Chanel calls, everyone comes. That's how it felt a few hours ago when the "Little Black Jacket" exhibition by Chanel opened its doors in Berlin. It was located in a subway station at Potsdamer Platz, and easy to spot due to a long cue of people waiting in front. We were welcomed by an army of PR ladies that seriously looked like clones. All of them equipped with a little computer checking names, ids, invites etc. It seemed harder to pass them, than to enter the USA via airport. But once inside, it was worth it.
Let's start this review with the actual occasion, the photos. Huge prints were hung up floor to ceiling, some images not seen yet, others were missed. Obviously the exhibition didn't show all photos, who would otherwise by the book (for 80,00€ by the way!!!). My favorite one was definitely Georgia May Jagger, closely followed by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey. As a special treat you could take 3 posters home, among them the photo of Kirsten Dunst.
As more and more people arrived, you felt like meeting a familiar face ever 10 meters, making it very hard to reach the toilette, as you had to stop several times in between. Never the less it was an amazing mix of people and far too many prominent faces to mention them all. Besides, I almost missed all of them at first anyway. To give you a few big names, here we go. Next to Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld made an appearance. Also models like Alice Dellal and Laetitia Casta, mayor Klaus Wowereit is always there and so is Vogue editor in chief editor of German Vogue: Christiane Arp. Musicians and actors like: Franz Dinda, Mousse T., Palina Rojinski, Alina of Frida Gold etc. and designers like. Patrick Mohr, Herr von Eden, Esther Perbandt and so on. The list could go on forever, and that were only the ones I've seen.
Right from the beginning we were passed some cookies that were then followed by everything you could think of. Flying buffet of different kinds, grilled burgers and bagels at the buffet, sushi and dumplings at another one. I didn't even know where to begin and stuck to some champagne.
At around 10 pm everyone started moving from one second to the other and before even getting up, Karl made his way to an isolated balcony. Sadly not the one I was sitting at. But as he was surrounded by cameras and security men, it would probably have been very hard to reach him anyway. I met lovely Alice Dellal instead and shot some portraits of her. Just before leaving, I also got a shot at and Laetitia Casta, who arrived a little late and let me have all the time I needed.
To lead some attention away from Karl, the live act simultaneously began playing. A rather short show but energetic and fun. I had an amazing time with David, Nives, Arturo, Nike, Katja (who had to leave far to early), Camilla, Kathrin, Anne and Meggy. I also spotted Fabian & Jessie somewhere, but hurting high heels and a huge crowd kept me from jumping up.
Last but not least, the OUTFIT DETAILS: Skirt: Monki // Heels: Maison Martin Margiela with H&M // Blouse: MinkPink // Bag: chapnlle
Nov. 21, 2012
Labels: Place to be
spotted: Karl Lagerfeld
Model: Alice Dellal
Her photo in the "little black jacket"
In good company with: Georgia May Jagger
music live act
Partners in crim: Nike, Nives & Lisa
The "NON CHANEL" outfit
Sarah Jessica Parker
Meggy & Me
the master himself