When you think of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art you’re probably more likely to associate it with a string quartet than punk music. But, punk music and the fashion movement it created will find its place there next spring when the museum fetes “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” Organized by Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s curator, the exhibition will highlight over a hundred designs for men and women and will examine punk’s influence on fashion from its underground inception in the mid-seventies through to today.
Moda Operandi will be sponsoring the exhibition and Rooney Mara, Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo, Anna Wintour, and Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy will cochair the opening gala on May 6, 2013.
Forum members had varying opinions on the punk theme. “What a RIOT,” laughed softgrey.
“Ooh, very cool choice,” wrote ALAUU. “Though Lauren Santo Domingo is not someone I would associate with punk. She's not cool enough and tries too hard, so I'm not excited to see what disaster of a gown she'll be wearing next year. I am thrilled for Riccardo and Rooney though!”
“Rolling my eyes…” Morphe shared. “All those effing fashionistas and ‘it’ celebs better dress up for the freaking occasion this time around.”
Here’s hoping that the attendees will really embrace the theme and we’ll be treated to lots of great supermodels and actresses pushing out of their comfort zones and into some awesome punk-influenced attire.
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