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L-R: Nick Knight, unknown, Thomas Campbell, Anna Wintour, Riccardo Tisci, Lauren Santo Domingo, Andrew Bolton

Punk Rock might not be the most obvious choice of subject matter for the Met’s Costume Institute, but when you look at the enduring influence the genre and its fashion offshoots have had on the industry, it is easy to see why it was chosen. Think of all the editorials that reference the insouciant energy of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, or the endless stream of collections set to the sounds of The Clash. Sartorially speaking, would we have gotten to Rodarte’s deconstructed dresses, or Givenchy’s studded jackets without pioneers like Vivienne Westwood or Rei Kawakubo? Punk and fashion aren’t such strange bedfellows and the Met’s latest exhibit explores their intersection. This morning’s preview of the upcoming gala event brought out the likes of Anna Wintour (a true punk if there ever was one) and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci – take a look at the goings on and catch a first glimpse of the Met’s take on punk’s ethos.

Hamish Bowles and Riccardo Tisci

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Shirt, 1976

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Parachute shirt, 1977

Left: Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Sweater and Pants, 1976. Right: Rodarte, Ensemble, 2008

Alexander McQueen, Dress, 2008

Moschino, Dress, 1994

Chanel-Karl Lagerfeld, Ensemble, 2011

Givenchy-Riccardo Tisci, Ensemble, 2007

Zandra Rhodes, Ensemble, 1977

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Shirt, 1976

Versace, Gianni Versace, Dress 1994

Dior- John Galliano, Dress, 2006

Commes des Gar├žons, Ensemble, 2004


(images by Betty Sze for models.com)

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  1. Anti B. says:

    Ok. I’m not trying to sound like a hater, because I’m not!! But this exhibit sounds and looks extremely similar to the Anglomania exhibit they had a few years ago!

  2. Helder says:

    OMG!!! Riccardo Tisci is amazing! “When u come to Brazil, i want u know somebody love u so much…”. Kisses.

  3. Bruce Edwin says:

    Punk or puke baby

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