The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to host an exhibition dedicated to late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in spring 2023.
The exhibition will highlight Lagerfeld’s career by exploring his creative process, the evolution of his designs, and his everlasting impact on fashion. It will feature nearly 150 pieces that show his designs’ evolution, from two-dimensional sketches to garments, starting from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019. It will conclude with a “satirical line,” a section focusing on Lagerfeld’s ironic, playful, and whimsical predilections expressed through visual puns reflecting his wit.
“Karl was a lover of multidisciplinary arts, and it’s the highest recognition for his work to be presented in such a monumental exhibition at The Met’s Costume Institute,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive at Karl Lagerfeld.
“As custodians of Karl’s legacy, we aim to bring his passion, intuition, and inexhaustible creativity to life in everything we do. We cannot imagine a more poignant or meaningful way to celebrate his colossal achievements — both the enduring impact he’s had on fashion and how it’s shaping the future.”
The Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty exhibition will be presented at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Tisch Gallery from May 5 through July 16, 2023.
Photo credit: Karl Largerfeld website