THE Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will stage a tribute to the punk movement next May. The Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition will be launched on May 6 2013 at the annual Costume Institute Gala – otherwise known as the Met Ball.
The installation, which will be open to the public from May 9 to August 11, will focus on haute couture and ready-to-wear creations inspired by the punk era. Rooney Mara, Riccardo Tisci, Anna Wintour and Lauren Santo Domingo will act as co-chairs for the exhibition.
“Punk broke all the rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk,” said Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute curator. “Its impact on high fashion became so enormous, and continues at the same time.”
The exhibition will feature over 100 Punk-influenced pieces of both men’s and women’s fashion, including the iconic Gianni Versace safety-pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley back in 1994.
“Primarily the biggest legacy is DIY and deconstruction,” said Bolton. “Punk has had one of the biggest influences on fashion over the last 30 years, and sometimes people wear punk without even realising it.”
Other designers to be featured in the exhibition include Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang – to name but a few. We can’t wait to see what this means for the red carpet dresses at the 2013 Met Ball.