Art & Design

Jil Sander Will Have Her First Museum Retrospective This Year

Art & Design

Jil Sander Will Have Her First Museum Retrospective This Year

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Fans of Jil Sander’s impeccably rendered minimalism will be pleased to learn that the German designer will receive her first museum retrospective this year at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt. The show is slated to run from November 4 to May 16, 2018 (book those tickets now, folks) and will occupy a whopping 32,000 square feet of Richard Meier-designed display space.

According to WWD, the exhibition will push beyond Sander’s output to address her sources of inspiration and overall aesthetic vision, as well as her “architectural decisions and private gardens.” Which makes sense, given that 32,000 square feet of nothing but clothing has the potential to become slightly monotonous. Beyond that, both Sander and curator Matthias Wagner K will only reveal that the show is still in its very early stages of planning.


Jil Sander Resort ’17


Sander rose to prominence in the ’80s and is best known for creating clean, minimalist workwear for the chic career woman. The label was also a training ground for a young Raf Simons, who served as creative director from 2005 to 2012. Following Simons’ departure for Dior, Sander briefly returned to her eponymous label before leaving again in 2013.

News of the exhibition comes just days after the announcement that designer Rodolfo Paglialunga is stepping down from the brand after three years. According to The Cut, rumor has it that Lucie and Luke Meier are favored for the role.