NYC: MET - Punk : Chaos to Couture exhibition. The MET's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, until August 14, examines punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition includes original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.
MET - PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition. Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of "do-it-yourself" and the couture concept of "made-to-measure," the seven galleries are organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Themes will include New York and London, tell punk's origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic. An immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes are animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.
Above. A postcard of the Sex Pistols in Luxembourg, 1977, photo by Bob Gruen
Bergdorf Goodman. The Windows at Bergdorf Goodman pays homage to the Punk exhibition, the windows are in fact more stunning that the exhibition itself, which was rather disappointing for me, having lived through that period.