July 5, 2023

Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If your summer plans bring you to New York City any time between now and July 16th, I hope you take the opportunity to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art to see Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.

The exhibit, made possible by Chanel, is an extraordinary look at Lagerfeld's work through the years. Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion industry icon and among the most talented, most hardworking, and most decorated designers of the 20th century. He began his fashion career in the 1950s, working for several leading houses including Balmain, Patou, and Chloé before joining Chanel in 1983, where he served as creative director until his death in 2019. Karl spent much of his career collaborating and designing ready-to-wear and couture collections for Chanel, Fendi, and later, his own label. Not long ago, I walked through the exhibit to see some of his beautiful dresses, suits, and ensembles.

Enjoy my photos. And please watch this video I posted on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 earlier this year. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Karl Lagerfeld for my television show years ago in Paris in the Chanel atelier - it was such a fun time.