After this year's flop, they're really stepping their game up!
This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute announced next year's exhibit will be dedicated to punk's everlasting impact on the fashion world.
Co-chaired by Rooney Mara, Riccardo Tisci, Lauren Santo Domingo and Anna Wintour; Punk: Chaos to Couture will focus on the punk movement in London and New York.
Curator Andrew Bolton said of the exciting exhibit:
"Punk broke all rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk. Its impact on high fashion became so enormous, and continues at the same time. Primarily the biggest legacy is DIY [do-it-yourself] and deconstruction. Punk has had one of the biggest influences on fashion over the last 30 years, and sometimes people wear punk without even realizing it."
The exhibit will be divided into different themed galleries: Rebel Heroes, The Couturiers Situationists (which will focus on punk godparents Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren) Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance, Punk Couture, DIY Style and La Mode Destroy.
In total, there will be over 100 creations on display that were either inspired by or incorporated punk elements, including designs from Azzedine Alaia, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, and Alexander Wang.
Punk: Chaos to Couture opens with the annual Met Gala on May 6th, and to the public from May 9th-August 11th.
We’re sure that the exhibit will be faboosh, but we can’t wait to see how people get into the spirit at the gala!
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