Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty Exhibition at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has opened its spring exhibition, ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,’ which will run until July 16, 2023. The exhibit features Lagerfeld’s stunning designs, including day suits, dresses, evening wear, and furs, all color- and style-coordinated with glittery accents, feathers, flowers, and color fusions. The exhibit is inspired by William Hogarth’s book, ‘The Analysis of Beauty,’ which centers on the concept of the line of beauty, or the serpentine line, representing liveliness or movement. Lagerfeld took inspiration from both the straight and serpentine line in equal measure.

The exhibit opens with introductory galleries that explore Lagerfeld’s early career, including being awarded the International Woolmark Award in 1954, and his roles as a design assistant at Balmain and an artistic director of Patou, where he continued to hone his unique sketching technique. The exhibit is the Met’s Costume Institute spring exhibition and will be on view through July.

The Met Gala, which happened later that evening, was co-chaired by Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lupa, and Anna Wintour. The glamorous affair draws all the stars, this year including Rihanna and Serena Williams, who are both expecting. Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé, and Jay Z and other A-listers graced the Met Gala carpet, and Lizzo performed at the event.

The exhibit was supported by Fendi, with additional support from Karl Lagerfeld and Conde Nast. For more information, visit the Met’s website.


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