The 2023 Met Gala Co-Chairs Have Been Announced, Couture Week Is Coming, and More of the News You Missed

The 2023 Met Gala Co-Chairs Have Been Announced
The 2023 Met Gala is quickly approaching, and this past week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the exhibition and theme for the event held on The First Monday In May (May 1st) is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” The evening’s official co-chairs are Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour. The exhibition will feature about 150 pieces from Lagerfeld’s career as the creative director of Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld. It will also cover his time at Balmain and Patou. Many of the objects will include the late designer’s sketches. The Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, Andrew Bolton, said, “He would sketch everything. He would always say that he could draw before he could talk or walk. In many ways it was his primary form of communication, whether he was delivering them by fax machine or iPhone. So at its heart the exhibition will look at the evolution of Karl’s two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments.” The exhibition will open up to the public on May 5th. [Vogue]

Couture Week Is Coming
Get ready for plenty of tulle, feathers, and chiffon because couture week starts Monday, January 23rd and ends on the 26th. Schiaparelli will open up the festivities with Iris Van Herpen, Dior, Giambattista Valli, and more following on Day 1. Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Fendi will also return and to close out the week, Robert Wun will debut his first show for his eponymous brand on January 26th. When speaking about his first-ever show Wun said to The Financial Times, “We just found out at the end of the year,” he says over Zoom from his London studio two weeks before the show. “To suddenly jump from doing a lookbook shot in my studio with my iPhone to this level, it’s always going to give a lot of anxiety, but we are marching on.” You can find the schedule here. [Financial Times]

Emily Adams Bode Aujla Taps Into Womenswear
Emily Adams Bode Aujla, the founder of Bode, has swiftly risen in the industry due to her tailored craftsmanship menswear pieces, but now Bode is finally stepping into womenswear. The brand will debut its womenswear collection this Saturday alongside its Fall/Winter 2023 menswear pieces. According to Vogue, “the inaugural collection includes dresses, skirts, silk tops and lingerie featuring Bode signatures: unique patterns, relatively muted earth tones, retro textures.” [Vogue]

Christie’s Set To Auction André Leon Talley’s Collections
Per his request, Christie’s is set to auction the collection of André Leon Talley this month, with viewings in New York, Paris, and Palm Beach. Talley, an industry legend, acquired a significant collection of “haute couture, decorative and fine art, books, memorabilia,” and more before he passed away last year at the age of 73. Art Net reports that, “All proceeds will benefit two charities close to Talley’s heart, the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, his childhood church.” The 68-lot sale will open up for online bidding on January 27th and end with a live New York sale on February 15th, with Palm Beach viewings running from January 18–28, Paris scheduled for January 19–24, and all components reuniting for a final New York City viewing from February 10–14. Some of the pieces include an Andy Warhol work (who Talley worked for while at Interview Magazine) that will bring the show’s highest earnings, with a $150,000-$200,000 estimate. “The red and black image of a candy box is dated 1984 and was a gift to Talley from the man often considered the father of pop art.” [Art Net]

Donatella Versace Appears on High Low Podcast With EmRata
Iconic fashion designer Donatella Versace is featured on the newest episode of “High Low with EmRata,” the creative director shares her childhood, taking over Versace, and more. Emily Ratajkowsk, a constant Versace muse, revealed alongside Ms. Donatella that she would be the face of the brand’s upcoming S/S 23 campaign. You can listen to the full podcast here. Interviews Silas De Maat interviews Dutch Model of the Week Silas de Maat about walking for Bottega Veneta, his passions for plants, and more. Find the interview here.

Street Style Is Back
Make sure to check out the models off-duty looks from Men’s Milan and Paris Fashion Week shot by Melodie Jeng for here.

And don’t forget some of this week’s Runway Spotlight coverage from Milan and Paris Fashion Week: