The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that The Costume Institute will stage a punk tribute next May during it’s annual spring exhibition. “Punk: Chaos to Couture” will honour rebel-style fashion by contrasting original punk icons from the genres conception in the mid-1970s all the way to modern takes on the original era. Think safety pins, razor blades, and studs!
The exhibit, which runs from May 9 to August 11, 2013, will be preceded by the high glam MET Ball on May 6. This year’s co-chairs include actress Rooney Mara, fashion guru Lauren Santo Domingo, Creative Director of Givenchy Riccardo Tisci, and Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.
Expect to see about 100 pieces of both men and women’s fashion on display at the exhibit, with designs from top labels like Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano. “Although punk’s democracy stands in opposition to fashion’s autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk’s aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness,” shared Andrew Bolton, the museum’s curator.