HISTORY LESSON: Despite his abhorrence of anniversaries and reticence about retrospectives, Karl Lagerfeld will be the subject of an exhibition next year when he marks a half a century at Fendi and clocks well past three decades at Chanel.

The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, is to host the show, curated by Lady Amanda Harlech and with design impetus from Lagerfeld’s publisher friend Gerhard Steidl, WWD has learned.

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The showcase, slated to run from March 27 to Sept. 13, is to document the designer’s fashion history, stretching back to the coat that won him a Woolmark Prize in 1954 through to collections he did for Chloé, his signature label and other companies. Photography and ad campaigns are also to be featured.

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