Earlier today the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the big costume exhibition for 2013: PUNK: From Chaos to Couture. On display from May 9 to August 11, 2013, the exhibition will feature looks from Azzedine Alaia, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Boudica, Vivienne Westwood, Haider Ackermann, Miguel Adrover, Andrew Groves, Gianna Versace, and more. Chronicling the punk movement from music to fashion, the exhibition will also feature sections focusing on specific aspects of the punk movement. These include “The Couturiers Situationists,” which focuses on designers like Westwood, “Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance,” “Punk Couture,” “DIY Style,” and “La Mode Destroy.” Photographer Nick Knight will serve as creative consultant and help curators Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda devise the exhibitions and 2013 gala’s overall look. According to Vogue, Rooney Mara, Riccardo Tisci, Anna Wintour and Lauren Santo Domingo will act as co-chairs for the exhibition.
Bolton was careful to explain that PUNK: From Chaos to Couture will be different from the 2006 show AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion, saying “The show will start off primarily with the origins of punk and the tale of two cities.”
With the Punk movement originating in the United Kingdom, I will definitely be making a trip to NYC to see this show. The chance to see such iconic designers as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood is something I just can’t pass up! Will you be attending? What are your thoughts on the exhibition?
Photograph courtesy of the V&A.