Punk Couture at the Met

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The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art launched its latest exhibit “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”. Dang! One more reason I wish I lived near New York.

The spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be PUNK: Chaos to Couture.  The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 11, 2013 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit), will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.

I know some of my hard core punk friends will turn their noses up at the idea of punk couture, but if we consider Vivienne Westwood as the Queen Mum of rips and studs then there is no denying that that punk style is a true couturier craft. It’s hand made, designed piece by piece, and one of a kind. Who cares if your spray painted T-shirt is made of cotton and not silk embroidered by little old ladies in Paris.

I really hope the exhibit comes to Los Angeles! Thank Liz at ejc designs for sending me this info!



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1 Nicola Featherstone { 03.12.13 at 5:33 pm }

I’m really hoping to make it down from Montreal for this exhibit. Punk being couture is such an interesting concept, I can’t wait to see how the portray it!

2 Sandra { 03.13.13 at 10:33 pm }

Thanks for stopping by Nicola! Yes this should be a pretty amazing exhibit. Let me know how you like it. Amazing collection by the way.

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