Both Coddington and Ghesquiere moved at the age of 18 to find their callings in major fashion cities without any solid work lined up.
Spanning cosmetics and apparel, The Adorned Collection is inspired by an exhibit coming to the museum next month.
Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington will talk shop with Alina Cho at the Met next month.
Staging Costume Institute press events in the Forbidden City and in Rome with Vatican officials during an unexpected snowstorm have been a few of Chilton’s memorable work days.
An encyclopedic assortment including headdresses, ear ornaments, brooches, belts, necklaces and rings spanning from 2,600 B.C.E. until the present day will be featured.
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.
In addition to Benjamin Franklin’s rarely seen three-piece suit, the exhibition will feature furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, sculpture and more from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Courtney B. Vance were also among the animated film’s cast in attendance Tuesday evening.
Effective immediately, Andrew Bolton assumes the title of Wendy Yu curator in charge of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.