The Met Honours the Legacy of Karl Lagerfeld and His Prolific Work With New Exhibition 

Every year The Met Museum’s Costume Institute curates an exhibition kicked off on the first Monday of May during the iconic Met Gala. This year’s fashion exhibition is titled Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The exhibition honours legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld and his extensive work with brands like CHANEL, Chloé, Fendi, Balmain, Patou, as well as his successful eponymous brand. Lagerfeld, who sadly passed in 2019, had been designing from the 1950’s. 

Karl Lagerfeld Portrait. Photo: Annie Leibovitz / Vogue /Trunk Archive. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibition is open to the public from May 5th to July 16th, 2023, and features 150 original Lagerfeld pieces, accompanied by sketches, photos—all displaying his complex creative process.

View the gallery to see some of the works showcased in the exhibition and discover more at metmuseum.org.

Photos courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.