Since Coco Chanel designed one in the 1950's, the little black jacket has been a fundamental part of Chanel--even after Karl Lagerfeld took over and reinvented it time and time again. This is likely why he's publishing a series of photographs of models and celebrities wearing black Chanel jackets in a book due out this fall, as well as staging an exhibit in Tokyo that opens next Saturday.
To further celebrate the iconic black jacket, which Lagerfeld calls "one of the symbols that defines the style of Chanel," Chanel made a little video that reveals each stage of its creation, from a sketch by Lagerfeld to the beautiful and expensive finished product. It's actually pretty captivating. Maybe you could even learn to DIY it (kidding). Click through to watch!