Met Press conference
Punk: Chaos to couture

From left : NICK KNIGHT, EMILY K. RAFFERTY, THOMAS P. CAMPBELL, ANNA WINTOUR, RICCARDO TISCI, LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO, E ANDREW BOLTON 

Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Bfanyc.com

 

 

 

 Past press conference revealed something more about

the  upcoming art show “Punk: Chaos to couture”

 

 

 

The Costume Institute’s next exhibition swerves to the streets and clubs of New

York and London, then to ateliers and runways with PUNK: Chaos to Couture

The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 11, 2013, will examine

punk’s impact from the 1970s to its continuing influence on high fashion now.

 

The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred designs for men and women.

Original punk garments from the mid-1970s will be juxtaposed with recent fashion to

show how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s symbols, with the traditional

paillettes being replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with

studs. Punk’s “do-it-yourself” concepts will be contrasted with couture’s “made-to-measure”

mindset. Visitors will see the materials and techniques of PUNK in an immersive multimedia

gallery experience where the clothes will be animated with music videos and soundscaping.

 

The six gallery sections will include “Rebel Heroes” (think mid-seventies New York and

London, with The Ramones, Sex Pistols, and The Clash), “Couturiers Situationists” (via

Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s 430 King’s Road boutique), “Pavilions of

Anarchy and Elegance” (punk versus haute couture hand craftsmanship), “Punk Couture”

(haute hardware including studs, spikes, chains, zippers, padlocks, safety pins, and razor

blades), “D.I.Y. Style” (recycled materials from trash culture), and “La Mode Destroy”

(rip-it-to-shreds and deconstructionist fashion).

The approximately fifty designers featured in the exhibition range from Miguel Adrover

and Azzedine Alaïa to Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood.

 

The exhibition is made possible by Moda Operandi.

Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

 

 

 

From left: Paul Cook, late 1970s
Photograph © Dennis Morris – all rights reserved  

Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), spring/summer 2006
Photograph by Catwalking

 

 


 

From left: John Lydon, 1976
Photograph by Ray Stevenson/Rex USA

Junya Watanabe (Japanese, born 1961), fall/winter 2006–7
Photograph by Catwalking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: metmuseum.org

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