The Met Gala 2023 theme will celebrate Karl Lagerfeld, it was announced on Friday.
The German fashion designer was known for his time at Chanel, Fendi and Chloé before he died in 2019 at the age of 85. The Fashion Industry Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, will take place on Monday, May 1, 2023, in keeping with the star’s first Monday tradition.
This theme is borrowed, as usual, from the water show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2023, the fashion industry will present an exhibition called Karl Lagerfeld: Line of Beauty.
The exhibition, according to the museum, will focus “on the designer’s stylistic issues as expressed through lines – a recurring aesthetic theme – in his fashion from the 1950s to its new collection in 2019”. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase Lagerfeld’s “unique work style”.
The exhibition, presented at the Met Fifth Avenue in the Tisch Gallery, will feature approximately 150 pieces as well as Lagerfeld’s artwork. Beauty Line will run from May 5 to July 16, 2023.
Max Hollein, the French director of Marina Kellen of the Met said, “Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most fascinating, elegant and famous forces in fashion and culture, known for his unique designs and production His creativity is endless because of his personality.” , said. “This immersive exhibition will reveal his various artistic practices, inviting people to experience an important part of Lagerfeld’s limitless imagination and passion for innovation.”
Costume Institute Curator Wendy Yu, Andrew Bolton, added: “This exhibition will explore Lagerfeld’s rigorous work process, tracing the evolution of his style from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. The graphic line of his paintings shows the expression and recurring aesthetic theme in his fashion, combining his designs for Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and his namesake brand, Karl Lagerfeld, creating different works and the most abundant in the world. ‘story. of fashion.