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Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty

The Met

10 weeks of planning, pre-construction, submittals, construction and punch list have culminated in the 2023 Met Gala Spring exhibit.

The Costume Institute’s spring 2023 exhibition will examine the work of Karl Lagerfeld (1933–2019). Focusing on the designer’s stylistic vocabulary as expressed in aesthetic themes that appear time and again in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will spotlight the German-born designer’s unique working methodology. Most of the approximately 150 pieces on display will be accompanied by Lagerfeld’s sketches, which underscore his complex creative process and the collaborative relationships with his premières, or head seamstresses. Lagerfeld’s fluid lines 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.

Job: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty

Category: Commercial - Public Sector

Client: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue


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