If you enjoy haute couture fashion, then you must plan a trip to New York specifically to see the new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty! I went to the museum this morning and seeing the exhibit was a true joy! I LOVED IT! Go! Go! Go!
As stated on the website:
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.
To avoid the crowds and lines, I went early. The museum opens at 10 a.m. and I arrived shortly thereafter. There is a virtual queue.
I scanned the QR code and signed up, and five minutes later I was told it was my turn!
There were plenty of people already there, but it was totally manageable and not overly crowded. From room to room, there were jaw-dropping outfits and gowns and dresses designed by Karl Lagerfeld primarily for Chloe, Fendi and Chanel. From timeless romantic, to edgy, to military inspired, to outrageous, every piece was a creation of art.
Rather than talk about it, I’ll share some photos. Warning: I took a lot of photos!
The exhibit runs from May 5 to July 16, 2023. The price of museum admission is $30 for adults, $22 for seniors and $17 for students. Admission is pay what you wish for New York State residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students.
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