The Metropolitan Museum of Art has today, September 13, announced its exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture, organized by The Costume Institute. On show May 9 through August 11, the exhibition explores punk's impact on fashion from its birth in 1970 to the present day. Featuring approximately 100 designs for men and women, punk garments from the mid-1970s will be juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols; showcasing how paillettes have been replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with studs. Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of do-it-yourself and couture's made-to-measure theory, the exhibition will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Gallery sections include; Rebel Heroes, which evokes the New York and London music scenes of the mid-1970s, focusing on iconic punk bands such as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash; The Couturiers Situationists gallery examines Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s visual codification of punk through the merging of social realism and artistic expression; Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance juxtaposes punk designs with haute couture creations; Punk Couture explores high fashion’s engagement with punk hardware such as studs, spikes, chains, zippers, padlocks, safety pins, and razor blades; D.I.Y. Style highlights the impact of punk’s bricolage ethos on high fashion, including the use of recycled materials from trash culture; while La Mode Destroy examines the effect of punk’s rip-it-to-shreds attitude via torn and shredded garments associated with deconstructionist fashions. Designers featured in the exhibition include Haider Ackermann, Thom Browne, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Karl Lagerfeld, among others. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum's Costume Institute Benefit will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013 - see events.
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