New York Metropolitan Museum posthumously celebrates Karl Lagerfeld

The New York Metropolitan Museum will posthumously celebrate fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, next year. Around 150 works by the Hamburg-born designer will be on display in the spring in the exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, as the renowned Museum in Central Park in Manhattan announced. The show will represent the “unique working methods” of the long-standing chief designer of the fashion brand Chanel.

“Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most compelling, prolific and recognizable forces in fashion and culture, known both for his extraordinary designs and tireless creative work and for his legendary personality,” said the Austrian director of the Metropolitan Museum, Max Hollein.

The exhibition is to be opened on May 1st with the so-called “Met Ball”. Often dubbed the “Party of the Year,” the gala is an annual star-studded fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. The income from the Costume Institute Benefit, estimated at several million dollars, forms the annual budget of the institute, which is now named after Vogue boss Anna Wintour. Wintour is considered a big Chanel fan and almost always appears at the gala in the fashion brand’s robes.