The German-born couturier was known for his time at Chanel, Fendi and Chloe before him died in 2019 at the age of 85.
Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Galawill take place on Monday 1 May 2023 in keeping with the star-studded event’s First Monday in May tradition.
As usual, the theme is also borrowed from the spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2023, the Costume Institute will present an exhibition with the title Karl Lagerfeld: A line of beauty.
According to the museum, the exhibition will focus “on the designer’s stylistic vocabulary as expressed through lines – aesthetic themes that appear again and again – in his fashion from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019.” In addition, the show will highlight Lagerfeld’s “unique working method.”
Presented at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Tisch Gallery, the exhibition will feature around 150 pieces as well as Lagerfeld’s sketches. A line of beauty is set to run from May 5 to July 16, 2023.
“Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most captivating, prolific and recognizable forces in fashion and culture, known as much for its extraordinary design and tireless creative output as for its legendary person,” said Max Hollein, Marina Kellen’s French director of The Met. “This immersive exhibition will unpack his unique artistic practice and invite audiences to experience an essential part of Lagerfeld’s boundless imagination and passion for innovation.”
The Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu curator in charge, Andrew Bolton, added: “The exhibition will explore Lagerfeld’s complex working method and trace the evolution of his fashion from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional. The fluid lines of his sketches were expressed in recurring aesthetic themes in his fashion that united his designs for Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld, creating a diverse and prolific body of work unparalleled in the history of fashion.”
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.