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Met Costume Institute’s Punk Fashion Exhibit Opens

I love that the curators of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute studied the influence of punk rock on fashion for their latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” which opens today. It’s pretty striking to see how much the fashion world directly “borrows” from the punk scene. And I’m surprised by how mostly masculine looks are reinvented for women. I wonder if we’ll see more punk influence as a result of this show.

Sid Vicious in 1977 and a Karl Lagerfeld design for Channel in 2011.

Joe Strummer in 1977 and a Helmut Lang design from 2003.

Johnny Rotten in 1976 and a 1994 Spring/Summer design by Versace.

Johnny Rotten in 1976 and a 2006 design by Junya Watanabe.

The exhibition runs through runs through Aug. 14.


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