Punk Fashion to Take Over the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Costume Institute Punk Fashion
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What's up punks?! After 2011's incredibly successful "Savage Beauty" exhibit focusing on the work of designer Alexander McQueen, and this year's "Impossible Conversation" exhibit detailing the imaginary collaborations between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli, the Costume Institue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its Spring 2013 exhibit as "Punk: Chaos to Couture." The show—which will open May 9th and run through August 11—will detail the expansion of punk street style in the 1970s (think Pat Benatar, The Ramones) to its influence on modern-day high fashion. Designers in the exhibit will include Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Alexander Wang, among others. “Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion,” Andrew Bolton, curator of The Costume Institute, said in a statement. “Designers continue to capture [punk's] youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness.” We can't wait to see punk take over The Met!

Plus, see photos from The Met's McQueen exhibit!

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