The celebs came out in a major way to celebrate the latest exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the exhibit doesn’t get deep into the history of punk culture, it does highlight how high fashion influenced the movement. Organizer and curator Andrew Bolton explained in a release: “Although punk’s democracy stands in opposition to fashion’s autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk’s aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness.”
The exhibit opens with recreations of iconic moments in punk, like the bathroom at CBGB in New York, and Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s boutique Seditionaries in London. One gallery pays tribute to Westwood and McLaren with their infamous “God Save the Queen” and “Anarchy in the UK” t-shirts and also includes contemporary looks from Balmain, Burberry and Rodarte.
Other galleries includes pieces from designers like Versace’s safety-pin dress Liz Hurley wore to 1994 premiere of Four Weddings and Funeral, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Moschino and Christopher Kane. The exhibit also touches on DIY and the graffiti styles scene in punk.
With 100 looks the PUNK: Chaos to Couture is on view from May 9 through August 14.