Karl Lagerfeld @ Met Museum May 5 – 2023

Posted by on May 1, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Karl Lagerfeld @ Met Museum May 5 – 2023

Photos: The Metropolitan Museum of Art., Collages:  helenoppenheim.com

The Costume Institute’s Spring Exhibition Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, May 5th and will be at the Tisch Galleries on Fifth Avenue, Gallery 899, until July 16, 2023.

The Exhibition features almost 200 items – sketches and garments for Chanel, Fendi and the Karl Lagerfeld brands – and for Chloé, Balmain, Patou.

Spotlighted, Lagerfeld’s “unique working methodology, focusing on the late designer’s stylistic vocabulary as it was expressed in “through lines” – aesthetic and conceptual  themes that appear time and again – in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019.  The exhibition is made possible by Chanel, with major support by Fendi and additional funding provided by Karl Lagerfeld and Condé Nast.
All designs by Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany, 1933-2019)

First Collage Top L-R : Karl Lagerfeld at work  (Portrait Annie Leibovitz)…
Sketch Chanel Coat, Fall 2014  … Runway Coat, Fall 2024
2nd  Row : Rachmaninoff Sketch, Dress Chloe, Spring 1973 …
Rachmaninoff Runway, Dress Chloe, Spring 1973 … Wedding Dress, Spring 2015.
Photos: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Second Collage Top L-R: Title Gallery …  21 _ Canonical Line
2nd Row: 33 – Satirical Line … 13_ Romantic Line
Photos: The Metropolitan Museum of Art