“Punk: Chaos to Couture” at the Metropolitan Museum

Andrew Bolton, curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, talks about the exhibition “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” on view at the Metropolitan through August 14. The show examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.

Joe Strummer, late 1970s. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Pennie Smith
Joe Strummer, late 1970s. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Pennie Smith

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978), spring/summer 1994. Vogue Paris, February 1994. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Satoshi Saïkusa
Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978), spring/summer 1994. Vogue Paris, February 1994. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Satoshi Saïkusa

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved
Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph David Sims
Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph David Sims

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Rei Kawkubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), 1982. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Peter Liondbergh
Rei Kawkubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), 1982. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Peter Liondbergh

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), spring/summer 2006. by Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Nathalie Sanchez for Maison Martin Margiela
Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), spring/summer 2006. by Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Nathalie Sanchez for Maison Martin Margiela

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Richard Hell, late 1970s. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Kate Simon
Richard Hell, late 1970s. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Kate Simon

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

Maison Martin Margiela (founded 1988), spring/summer 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph
Maison Martin Margiela (founded 1988), spring/summer 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph

From "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9-August 14, 2013.

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