The little black jacket has been remade and revamped through the decades, but the essence of the jacket has not changed. A book, put together by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, entitled The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited is due out in August of this year. It chronicles and celebrates the iconic jacket. A behind the scenes look at the actors, musicians, models, etc. that appear in the book can be viewed here.
|Anna Wintour, from the book|
|Vanessa Paradis in the classic jacket|
image via rare vintage (where the dress in the pic is from- gorgeous!)
image via Lisa Price Inc
|classic boucle suit|
|image via bag snob|
So, since the real deal is out of my price range, how about some more affordable versions?
|Moschino Cheap & Chic-sadly, this is sold out|
|Zara Fantasy Fabric Blazer|
|Zara Fantasy Fabric Blazer in black|
|Kate Spade, on sale|
This would definitely work!
There are plenty of knock offs out there to be found, and while none will even hold a candle to the real deal (although some do a really good job of coming close!), I guess they can hold a place in my closet until the day comes that I can spend a month's salary on a single piece of clothing.