We like to blithely toss the word "icon" around in reference to our modern day fashion stars: Karl, Kate, Marc, Gaga (and, uh, Johnny Depp). But all it takes is a few costumes to remind us that none compare to a true fashion icon like Coco Chanel.
The storied fashion designer is getting yet another homage in "The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited," an upcoming book by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. The tome honors the jacket created by Coco and worn by hundreds of socialites, models and celebrities ever since.
But our favorite jacket-wearer? Well, it's a toss-up. Carine dresses up as Coco herself, wearing the traditional straw boater, the strands of pearls and that signature jacket. In the unmistakable outfit, the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief reminds us of what an icon -- a true symbol -- Coco Chanel was.
Then again, Sarah Jessica Parker wears the jacket on her head. And totally owns it.
Like we said: toss-up.
"The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited" comes out this fall -- will you be buying it?