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Met Museum's Costume Institute Spring 2013 Exhibition to to Feature Punk Fashion

September 13
9:32 2012

Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance will juxtapose punk designs with haute couture creations, focusing on customization and hand craftsmanship.  Punk Couture will explore high fashion's engagement with punk hardware such as studs, spikes, chains, zippers, padlocks, safety pins, and razor blades.  D.I.Y. Style will highlight the impact of punk's bricolage ethos on high fashion, including the use of recycled materials from trash culture. La Mode Destroy will examine the effect of punk's rip-it-to-shreds attitude via torn and shredded garments associated with deconstructionist fashions.

Designers in the exhibition will include Haider Ackermann, Miguel Adrover, Azzedine Alaïa, Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby (Boudicca), Thom Browne, Hussein Chalayan, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Christophe Decarnin (Balmain), Ann Demeulemeester, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce and Gabbana), Shelley Fox, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga), Andrew Groves, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (Viktor & Rolf), Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kane, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Franco Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Zandra Rhodes, Russell Sage, Jeremy Scott, Stephen Sprouse, Anna Sui, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi (Preen), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx (A.F. Vandevorst), Gianni Versace, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, and Vivienne Westwood.

The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, Curator, in the Met's Costume Institute.  Photographer Nick Knight will be the exhibition's creative consultant.  The design for the 2013 Costume Institute Gala Benefit will be created by Nick Knight with Raul Avila, who has produced the Benefit décor since 2007.

A catalogue by Andrew Bolton will accompany the exhibition.  It will be published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press.

The Museum's website at www.metmuseum.org will feature the exhibition.

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