PartyLines- photographs by Patrick McMullan

 
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Celebration for “The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited”

The Swiss Institute. June 6, 2012. By Jamie Sharpe

What was it like to sit for this shoot? “When I showed up, I was literally sweating all over the place. Karl kept asking for towels. I think they had to Photoshop sweat beads out of my face.” —ALEXANDER WANG

KARL LAGERFELD

Does home décor have a version of the “little black jacket” staple? “I do love a good alabaster lamp and tuxedo sofa!” —NATE BERKUS

LINDA EVANGELISTA

CARINE ROITFELD

What’s the equivalent of a little black jacket in your wardrobe? “Honestly, it’s a sleeveless black shirt from Uniqlo. When I hesitate, that’s what I grab.” —OLIVIER THEYSKENS

VLADIMIR ROITFELD AND GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA (Splash News)

JESSICA PARé

Do you have any good Karl stories? “Actually, I think Karl made it rain tonight. The weather was just too beautiful, and he needed some good jacket weather for this party.” —DEREK BLASBERG

JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD

FRANKIE RAYDER

What’s the equivalent of a little black jacket in your wardrobe? “I have a pair of brown corduroys that I wear, well, I don’t want to say every day, but pretty much.” —PENN BADGLEY

LILY COLLINS

LINDSEY WIXSON

Any favorite moments from your shoot with Karl? “He had a guy that held his drink for him at all times. Karl would take a sip, and then the guy would walk away and come back two minutes later. If Karl didn’t look at him, then he’d walk away again. He did this for the entire shoot.” —THEOPHILUS LONDON

DREE HEMINGWAY

POPPY DELEVIGNE

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