Punk: Chaos to Couture
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dates: May 9 - August 11
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute announced their spring 2013 exhibition titled PUNK: Chaos to Couture last September to wide acclaim. The co-chairs—Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, Riccardo Tisci, and Anna Wintour— only make us want it to be May already. The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton with creative consultation from photographer Nick Knight, will feature 100 designs for men and women, juxtaposing original punk garments from the mid-1970s with contemporary fashion, and showing a wide range of punk visual symbols-from safety pins to razor blades and studs. If it's five thematic sections are any indication-Rebel Heroes, Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance, Punk Couture, D.I.Y. Style, and La Mode Destroy-this will be a thorough exploration of punk culture past and present.