The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the theme of the Met Gala for the coming year: the works of the German designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, will then be honored. This was announced on Instagram, among other things.
Lagerfeld's first designs came out in the 1950s. His last collection - after a nearly seven-decade career - was released in 2019. The Met exhibition features around 150 garments and sketches from Lagerfeld's time as creative director at several major labels, including Chloé, Fendi and Chanel, as well as his label Karl Lagerfeld.
The exhibition will "unveil his unique artistic practice and invite the public to experience a significant part of Lagerfeld's boundless imagination and passion for innovation," according to US media reports in a statement about the exhibition.