Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Met Presents | PUNK!

Each year I count the moments until the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute opens their spring exhibition. This May they are presenting PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The show will juxtapose Punk Rock culture and the couture fashion it has inspired since its beginnings in the 1970s up until today.

Costume Institute Curator, Andrew Bolton says, "Although punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk's aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness."  

The exhibition will feature over 200 looks from design powerhouses such as Dolce & Gobbana, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs and many more. I am most excited to see the offerings from the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte, Viktor & Rolf and Jun Takahashi of Undercover. The Costume Institute will also be showing looks from a designer that gave them success in the past, Alexander McQueen.

To celebrate the opening of PUNK, the Costume institute is throwing their annual Costume Gala on May 6th. The event will be co-chaired by my favorite punk inspired starlet and Academy Award Nominee, Rooney Mara as well s Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi; Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy; and of course, the always chic, Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.

The show will run from May 9 to April 14, 2013.

Here are a few of my favorite punk inspired looks from designers featured in the exhibition.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2001 RTW

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 Menswear

John Galliano Spring 2000 RTW

Undercover S/S 2013
MARC by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013
Rodarte Spring 2013 RTW
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 RTW

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