The 2023 Met Gala dress code celebrates the legacy of Karl Lagerfeld
The Costume Institute is hosting a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, dedicating the exhibition to the designer’s life and legacy. Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty will be curated by Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge and Amanda Harlech, Lagerfeld’s long-time collaborator. Together, they will present 150 looks that encapsulate the designer’s career. To round-out the tribute, the 2023 Met Gala dress code will be “In honour of Karl”.
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Aside from Chanel, Lagerfeld designed for Chloé, Balmain, Patou, Fendi and his eponymous brand, giving attendees a wealth of archives and eras to pull from. A less obvious yet equally fabulous option would be to don a design from modern-day Chanel, as Lagerfeld’s legacy lives on as a source of inspiration for creative director Virginie Viard. Will one brave guest come dressed in a black suit and white ponytail? We’ll have to wait until the first Monday in May to find out.
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