Curator in charge Andrew Bolton was referred to James Martin by former Met president Emily Rafferty.
Rick Owens, Rodarte, Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino are among the designers featured in the show which spans a few areas in The Met and The Cloisters.
A fight that erupted over sneakers underscores the problem with a persistent gray market.
Despite a strong comparison base, organic sales at Gucci vaulted up 48.7 percent in the first quarter.
The interior and furnishings create an industrial yet luxurious environment.
The former Karla Otto executive will report to Vira Capeci, who runs American operations.
The chief executive officer along with buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Jeffrey New York and more say the brand isn’t losing steam with consumers despite a story claiming it is.
The boutique is expected to be unveiled in the latter part of the year.
Along with the 20-plus evening gowns and the numerous pairs of Roger Vivier shoes, visitors will find handwritten notes from Cristóbal Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy.