On Friday morning, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a press conference in Paris to announce the theme of the 2023 Costume Institute exhibit — fitting, as it’ll be a Karl Lagerfeld retrospective. 

The event, which was co-hosted by Wendy Yu Curator at Large Andrew Bolton and Vogue editor-in-chief (and Met trustee) Anna Wintour, confirmed rumors that have been swirling since the summer of 2019, a few months after the designer passed away. WWD alleges that the original plan was to mount a retrospective on Lagerfeld’s career in 2022, but that was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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