Andrew Bolton, curator of the Met's Costume Institute, realized the punk and haute couture connection while at a Thom Browne show.
Andrew Bolton, the curator of the exhibition "PUNK: From Chaos to Couture," is currently dating Thom Browne. Bolton told The New Yorker that "Seeing Thom's menswear show in Paris...crystallized my thinking about punk." The qualities and aesthetics of Browne's collection "reminded me of films I'd seen of punks walking down the King's Road in very tight trousers and tight T-shirts. The connection between haute couture and punk really became clear to me when I saw Thom's show."