First Look: The Met Costume Institute's 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' Exhibit

Wondering what to expect from this year's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute exhibit, 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture?' Get a sneak peek here!
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First Look: The Met Costume Institute’s ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ Exhibit

Wondering what to expect from this year’s Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute exhibit, ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture?’ Get a sneak peek here!

-Lucia Peters

Met PUNK Chaos to Couture preview

Are you as excited for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s 2013 exhibit as we are, Bettys? Because we can’t wait! Although the exhibit, entitled PUNK: Chaos to Couture, won’t open until May, the Met has kindly scratched a little bit of our punk-inspired itch by releasing a few images of what we can expect to see when it does.

Although in recent years, the Costume Institute’s exhibits have tended to focus on just one designer (who could forget their 2011 masterpiece, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty?), PUNK: Chaos to Couture will feature over 100 punk-influenced pieces from scads and scads of our favorite designers.

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As Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton told WWB when the exhibit’s theme was first announced, “Punk broke all the rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk. Its impact on high fashion became so enormous, and continues at the same time.” The exhibit will examine the punk movement in both London and New York, both spending time with past inspiration as well as looking forward to the future.

The preview images released by the Met pair the past with the present, matching up punk legends like Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten with the high fashion looks their aesthetic inspired. Take a peek:


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