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* I meant to write “gained” in my circle, but it’s almost 11pm and I’m too lazy to change it
This past Friday I went to check out the week long exhibit down in Soho called The Little Black Jacket. The premise of the exhibition is that Chanel is timeless and famous for its little black tweed jacket. Fun fact: the jacket is still made to be weighted, meaning it is lined inside with a little chain (think: Chanel handbag chains but smaller) to help give the jacket a better shape. Ah, luxury clothing. The show featured dozens of celebrities, models, actors, designers, musicians etc. wearing the jacket in their own idiosyncratic way, professionally photographed by Karl Lagerfeld (bottom right image shows 2/3 of the exhibit).
Anyway, while absorbing the display in person, my cousin pointed out to me that it was very similar to my Flasses black and white photography project that I did a couple of summers ago (bottom left image).
And then I was like, “WOW, you are right”.
Then I started thinking and was like, “WOW, Karl & I are like, twins”.
Then, this post was born.
But I do just want to point out the direct similarities between my project and his project, just to do it.
Both are done in black and white, although I’m willing to bet he didn’t have to develop his by hand in a dark room at his former high school.
Both take one item (glasses, jacket) as the constant feature across multiple portraits
Both feature people we are close to (friends, worldly celebrities)
Both became famous (hangs in my house and on FB as my cover photo, travelling coveted exhibition)
Would it be totally ridiculous to sue for creativity infringement? JKJK, Karl. Luv you boo.