Saturday, 30 March 2013

PUNK: Chaos to Couture: The 2013 Costume Institute Exhibition at the Met NYC! Xx

So the Met Gala this year is on May 6
 launching the Metropolitan Museum of Arts latest
annual Fashion exhibiton PUNK: Chaos to Couture,
which will run from May 9 - Aug 14 2013.

We are set to see major Punk Styles on the night 
which is often dubbed the 'Oscars of the East Coast'.
Last Year the Met Gala celebrated the opening of 

Schiaparelli and Prada: 'Impossible Conversations' 

Check our Posts:

Above Left: Sid Vicious 1977
Photograph Dennis Morris all rights reserved
Right: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Vogue March 2011 
Photograph David Sims Art Partner 

PUNK: Chaos to Couture will examine punk's 

impact on high fashion from the movement's
inception in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today.

The exhibition will feature approx 100 designs for men and women,

including original punk clothing and recent directional fashion
which shows how both haute couture and ready to wear
is influenced by punk's visual symbols.
Focusing on the the relationship between 
the punk concept of 'do-it-yourself' and and couture concept of 'made-to measure', 
the seven galleries will be organised around the materials, 
techniques, and embellishments associated 
with the anti- establishment style and trend.
Themes include a tale of two cities: New York and London.
Clothes for Heroes and four versions of the D.I.Y. aesthetic:

HardwareBricolageGraffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture will be an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience
and the clothes will be animated with period music 
videos and soundscaping audio techniques.

Check the Met Website for the Images below:
Clothes for Heroes
On left: Photograph Paul Cook late 1970s
Photograph copyright Dennis Morris All rights reserved.
On right: Commes de Garcons SS 2008
Photograph Catwalking 

 Left: John Lydon 1976
Photograph by Ray Stevenson/Rex USA
Right: Junya Watanbe  FW 2006/7
Photograph Catwalking

 D.I.Y Hardware
Left: John Lydon 1976
Photograph by Ray Stevenson/Rex USA
Right: Gianni Versace SS1994 Vogue Paris February 1994
Photograph Satoshi Saikusa 
 Left Joe Strummer late 1970s
Photograph Pennie Smith
Right: Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy SS2008
Vogue Italia March 2008
Photograph Glen Luchford at Art Partner

D.I.Y  Bricolage
Left: Gary Wilson 1977
Photograph Roberta Bayley
Right: Maison Martin Margiela SS 2011
Photograph Nathalie Sanchez for Maison Martin Margiela 

 Left: Patti Smith late 1970s
Photograph by Caroline Coon, Camera Press
Right Ann Demeulemeester SS2000
Photograph Catwalking
 Left: Joe Strummer 1977
Photograph by Ray Stevenson/Rex USA
RightL Helmut Lang FW 2003
Photograph Catwalking

D.I.Y Destroy

 Left: John Lydon 1976
Photograph Richard Young/Rex USA
Right: Rei Kawakubo for Commes des Garcons 1982
Photograph by Peter Lindbergh

 Left: Jordan 1977
Photograph from Rex USA
Right: Rodarte Vogue July 2008 Photograph by David Sims

Left: Richard Hell Late 1970s
Photograph Kate Simon
Right: Hussein Chalayan SS2003
Dazed and Confused 2003 Photograph by Eric Nehr

All images above courtesy
MOMA for promotional purposes only
and not intended to infringe copyright.
The Exhibition will also  Feature the dress 
designed by Gianni Versace himself worn by Hurley in 1994
Check our Post:

We all remember that Dress?? the one that launched a 
whole Career??

 Liz Hurley in Versace with Hugh Grant

at the Four Weddings and a Funeral
Premiere in 1994
The dress was designed by Gianni Versace - the man himself.

Yep sure we do.
Well Donatella Versace designed whole collection designed around it,
if not a certain style called Punk which 
ruled the Kings Road, London 1974-6 
and is a huge Trend for AW13/14.
We hope Liz Hurley buys the entire collection and wears it
exclusively next Winter and we cannot wait to see
what she wears to the Met Gala.
And here is Lady Gaga wearing That Dress on her
 way to a Versace Dinner in Milan last October

Versace AW13/14:

Take a look at more Punk Design 

on the Catwalks of AW13/14:

Haider Ackermann

Maison Martin Margiela

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

Junya Watanabe

Saint Laurent

 Simone Rocha

Jean Paul Gaultier

 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

Christopher Kane





Ermanno Scervino

miu miu                                                                               

3.1 Philip Lim


Gianfranco Ferre

Louise Gray



Holly Fulton

Clements Ribeiro 


Felder and Felder

Topshop Unique

Until next time J Xx