Virtual Tour: Carnegie Hall

Imagine the decades of artistry that have flowed through the halls and into the rafters of Carnegie Hall, one of the most beloved auditoriums in the world. The history and importance to the worlds of music, theater, dance, and more make Carnegie Hall worth a visit through its partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

Edith Piaf at Carnegie Hall
Among the items to peruse is this flyer from Edith Piaf’s 1959 showing at the hall—one that was ultimately canceled due to illness. Piaf made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1956 and returned as a headliner in 1957.

Sadly, after cancelling her 1959 appearance she never returned, as her health began to fail. She died of cancer in 1963.

Listen to Piaf singing her signature “La vie en rose” at Carnegie Hall.

An Evening of Fashion and Music
In 1990, Carnegie Hall hosted a gala benefit featuring the fall collections of some of the preeminent fashion designers and houses in history—including Hubert de Givenchy, Claude Montana, Christian Lacroix, and of course Chanel.

Carnegie Hall’s online exhibit features photos from the gala, including glimpses of the collections of 1990 couture like this colorful Christian Lacroix number.

Visit the full Carnegie Hall exhibit with Google Arts & Culture here.

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