PUNK: CHAOS TO COUTURE Closes at The Met Today
Mick Jones of The Clash once said that punk in its purest form only lasted 100 days. So too will PUNK: CHAOS TO COUTURE, the spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art which closes after 100 days today, August 14.
The exhibition, which opened to the public on May 9, examines punk's impact on high fashion from its birth in the 1970s through to its influence today. Rare vintage punk pieces as well ready-to-wear and haute couture ensembles are animated with video and music from punk heroes Richard Hell, Patti Smith, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and others. CBGB's bathroom and the Seditionaries boutique at 430 King's Road are recreated to tell punk's origin story as a tale of two cities - New York and London.