Oscar Holland, CNN
Singer Dua Lipa, tennis star Roger Federer, and actors Penelope Cruz and Michaela Cole join Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour as co-chairs of the 2023 Met Gala.
The celebrity quartet was unveiled Wednesday by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is serving as an exclusive fundraising beneficiary.
Held on May 1st, the annual event coincides with a major new exhibition on the life and work of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019 at the age of 85. “
The four co-chairs, who have all participated in the fundraiser in recent years, confirmed the announcement on social media on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Cruz, who walked the runway at Lagerfeld’s final Chanel show, posted the news along with the caption “Karl” and a heart emoji.
This year will be one of the few occasions since Wintour began overseeing the event in the mid-1990s, when a fashion designer hasn’t been in the chair. While the past two years have also seen appointments from other industries (previous lineups included Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Regina King), American designer Tom Ford He will serve as Honorary President in both 2021 and 2022.
With tickets costing over $30,000 per person, invite-only galas are a major source of funding for the Costume Institute. In 2019, he raised $15 million for the museum, according to The New York Times.
From early May to mid-July, the accompanying exhibition ‘Karl Lagerfeld: Lines of Beauty’ brings together around 150 designs ‘exploring the stylistic language of the designer’. Among the items on display will be works from his time as creative director for Fendi, Chloé and Chanel, works at Balmain and Patou, and designs for his eponymous label.
When the 2023 theme was first announced last fall, Costume Institute chief curator Andrew Bolton said that the late Lagerfeld “would have hated retrospectives” but that the show would have “an essay about his work.” ‘, he said.
The final two galas, held within eight months amid the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, both focused on American fashion. white tie. “
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