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PUNK: Chaos to Couture Exhibition featuring the Likes of Thom Browne

Organized as the flagship Spring 2013 exhibition by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan

Organized as the flagship Spring 2013 exhibition by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” an examination of punk’s roots in the 1970s and both its impact and continuing influence on the world of high fashion. Appearing in the museum’s second-floor Cantor galleries, the exhibition is set to include approximately 100 designs and will juxtapose original garments from past decades with more contemporary, ready-to-wear and haute couture designs from the likes of Thom Browne, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Hussein Chalayan, Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Margiela, Hedi Slimane, Riccardo Tisci, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and many more as it highlights do-it-yourself aesthetic influences like safety pins, razor blades and studs. In honor of the event, Thom Browne will also be resurrecting a range of punk-inspired designs – originally released as a part of his Fall 2012 collection – to coincide with the rest of the Moda Operandi-organized collection. Finally, each mannequin head treatment and mask will be designed by Guido Palau, who notably did the same for the renowned Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty display. “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” will open May 9 and remain open for viewing at the museum through August 14.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028
United States

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