Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
New York, United States

Karl Lagerfeld, born in Hamburg, 1938, trained in Paris. He was associated with the couture houses of Balmain, Patou and, for 20 years, Chloe. He maintains both his own lines of fashion and accessories, but the garments shown at Carnegie Hall represent his work for Chanel. The blue and orange garments demonstrate his designs based on Coco Chanel’s late-career triumph, the hip-length “Chanel suit.” Elements of the other two outfits, such as the contrast binding on the white jacket, also refer to Chanel designs.


  • Title: Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990
  • Creator: Karl Lagerfeld
  • Fashion House: Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld
  • Provenance: May 16, 1990, the stage of Carnegie Hall was transformed into a fashion runway for An Evening of Fashion & Music at Carnegie Hall. For the first time in the United States, nineteen top international fashion designers joined in a cooperative effort to present creations from each of their Fall 1990 collections, in a gala benefit for Carnegie Hall.
  • Fashion Show: Carnegie Hall Fashion Show
  • Season: Fall 1990
  • Type: Jacket
  • Photographer: Steve J. Sherman
  • Medium: Orange and blue; contrast binding on white

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