Trendy Fashion Report: The Met Goes Punk and it Looks so Good!

 

Curator Andrew Bolton has staged an identifiably nostalgic homage to the still throbbing age of punk.

The iconic bathroom scene at CBGB

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The oracles of this indelible movement took up residence in London and New York decades ago, and the consequences are a testimony to the power of loyal following and artistic endeavors that challenge the lives of the simple and sheltered.

Punk: Chaos to Couture is courtesy of The Costume Institute and you can catch the revolving exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC this coming Thursday until August 14th.

You will be completely transported and mesmerized by the authenticity of the rousing images and props on display. The erected bathroom of the famed CBGB bathroom, which Patti Smith once described as the fountain of nourishment for the punk rockers back in the day, to the nearly 100 pieces from designers like Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf,  Comme des Garcons, and Yohji Yamamoto, all of these colorful characters serve as a fitting tribute to a religion that continues to inspire revivals through many different genres in ways that are still relatable and gratifying.

It’s a gorgeously and surprisingly elegant time capsule with a glam-funk mist in the air and music from the film A Clockwork Orange providing the clarity needed to truly appreciate the ambiance and the visual legacies that plague this magnificent showcase.

If you are itching to take a cathartic walk down the perennial lane while also receiving an adequately refined education on the current metaphorical climate, then this exhibit should suit your needs accordingly.

Vivienne Westwood

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Looks from Vivienne Westwood, Maison Martin Margiela, Katherine Hamnett and Moschino

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Comme de Garcons dresses lit up by the backdrop of Johnny Rotten

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