The Metropolitan Museum of Art has unveiled the exhibition titled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” celebrating and showcasing the illustrious 65-year career of the legendary Karl Lagerfeld.
Lagerfeld’s illustrious career spanned 26 years at Chanel, 54 at Fendi, 25 at Chloé, and 35 at his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld. His extensive experience at prestigious fashion houses wielded a significant influence, shaping and defining the modern fashion landscape.
The exhibit showcases looks spanning Lagerfeld’s work from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, spotlighting recurring aesthetic motifs evident across his various collections. Offering an intimate glimpse into the German-born designer’s distinctive creative process, the showcase unveils Lagerfeld’s work desk and sketches, outlining his unique working methodology. Among the approximately 150 displayed pieces, Lagerfeld’s sketches will accompany most, showcasing his visionary designs for Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
While Lagerfeld is renowned for the quote “Fashion does not belong in a museum,” boldly inscribed above the exhibit’s entrance, the exhibition’s pieces speak a different story through their historical significance and exquisite beauty. Now, let’s delve into some of Lagerfeld’s notable fur and leather creations featured in the exhibit.