The Met Gala’s Costume Institute Benefit organizers were treated to clear skies on Monday, welcoming the late Karl Lagerfeld’s view of the exhibition of his life’s work. ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ opens to the public this week and features 200 designs from his time at Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and his eponymous line. Mellissa Huber, Amanda Harlech, Tadao Ando, Chanel, Fendi, the Karl Lagerfeld company, and Condé Nast, among others, attended the exhibition. Condé Nast CEO, Roger Lynch, spoke of the publishing house’s dedication to the Costume Institute and announced a substantial new gift. Carla Bruni shared her memories of Karl, remarking on his kindness, generosity, sense of humour, and creativity. Andrew Bolton, The Met’s Costume Institute curator, highlighted Lagerfeld’s unique gift and approach to fashion, noting that he bridged the gap between art and commerce with passion and sophistication.