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Punk: Chaos to Couture

by habituallychic

05 . 06 . 13
It would be interesting to hear the logic behind the decision to choose Punk: Chaos to Couture as the subject of the The Metropolitan Museum‘s Costume Institute exhibition this year.  Especially considering they already examined some of these themes in the recent shows AngloMania and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  I will admit that it’s not my favorite show but it wasn’t as terrible as I was anticipating.  I sat next to fashion reporter Suzy Menkes for the remarks portion of today’s press preview and she was very not impressed.  She thought it would have been more interesting to see the clothes within the context they were shown on the runway and real life.  I’m sure it will appeal to the younger set and it’s worth checking out but I really hope they choose a pretty theme next year. How about Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy?

Curator Andrew Bolton fielding questions. 

Guess who?
All photo by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. designdiana May 6, 2013 | 9:11 pm

    Not so couture imo – should be interesting to see what the guests come up with to wear!

  2. Alie May 7, 2013 | 1:20 am

    He 🙂 – love the ‘guess who’ – ah life in NYC! – thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. simplequietmodern May 7, 2013 | 10:47 am

    The wigs tying all of that together are the best part…otherwise I’m with you and Suzy.

  4. Donna in Potomac May 7, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    Would love to see A.W. rock one of those punk headpieces. Then we’d never guess Who’s Who in Whoville!

  5. Karen Albert May 7, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    Heather I do like some of the gowns worn, though was not thrilled with the theme at all!

    What was it with Anna Wintour…punk?

    Art by Karena

  6. Hallie May 7, 2013 | 4:50 pm

    Great pictures especially the last one!
    Well the theme could be interesting if put into the context of socio-political climate…this must be connected for the show to make a statement about the artists designing these clothes and what people thought they were expressing. What about bold colors, harsh connections like pins, tears and burns on fabric makes it interesting? What were the designers reacting to? That is what interests me as much as prettiness. Yes to Givenchy and please to Geoffrey Beene and Romeo Gigli – remember what great designers they were.

  7. parisbeekids May 7, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Just wondering if anything works punk as long as you wear spikey hair 😉

    And OMG the Anna sighting! Thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog