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 "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty" exhibition, according to the renowned Central Park Museum in Manhattan. The show will show the "unique ways of working" of the longtime chief designer of the fashion brand Chanel.
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 annual budget of the institute, which is now named after Vogue boss Anna Wintour, is estimated at several million dollars from the "Costume Institute Benefit". Wintour is considered a big Chanel fan and almost always appears at the gala in the fashion brand's robes.