Back in May, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its spring exhibition in honour of the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The annual Met Gala saw some of the biggest celebrities, muses and fashion designers interpret Karl’s vision of his beloved black and white for the biggest fundraising evening towards the American institutions initiatives. 

Titled "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” the exhibition departed from traditional retrospective formats and delved into the intricate design methodology of Lagerfeld, with a focus on his pioneering sketches over his 65-year career. The show was meticulously brought to life under the watchful eye of curator Andrew Bolton.

Andrew's curatorial talent has been evident throughout his tenure at The Met since he joined in 2002. He has orchestrated several highly acclaimed exhibitions, including the groundbreaking "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in 2011, "China: Through the Looking Glass" in 2015, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" in 2018. All of which have attracted record-breaking crowds and garnered critical acclaim for their innovative approaches to showcasing fashion as an art form.

Can’t make the trip to New York? Fear not. For one night only, London’s Sarabande Foundation is hosting a special conversation on Thursday 20th, with renowned journalist Liam Freeman, where Andrew will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the curatorial process. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear about his creative journey and the challenges and triumphs of bringing The Costume Institute's thematic exhibitions to life. A rare treat for fashion enthusiasts and museum-goers alike!

The talk is on Thursday 20th July from 19:30 - 21:00 at The Sarabande Foundation.

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