Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.
Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.
The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.
Resembling a Chinese wedding chest, the Karlbox will sell for $2,850.
The “Hermes at Work” exhibit will bow in Vancouver later in September.
The former J. Crew senior vice president for women’s design joins Cole Haan.
“The Ripper” delves into the relationship between the late designer and the former editor of the Sunday Times, Vogue and Tatler.