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The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a preview of their upcoming exhibition "Punk: Chaos to Couture" this morning, where Curator Andrew Bolton presented to an audience that included Anna Wintour and Riccardo Tisci. The preview included over a dozen works from various designers that touch on the common theme of punk.
The Times reports that this includes work by Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo, Rodarte, Versace, and a Chanel tweed suit with "equisitely finished rips and holes." And don't forget Moschino's 1994 trash bag dress, of course.
The exhibit opens to the public May 9th after the Oscars of Fashion—also known as the Met Ball—which takes place on May 6th. The gala is co-chaired by Wintour and Tisci, as well as Lauren Santo Domingo and Rooney Mara, resident dark celebrity du jour. In addition to varying degrees of punk-inspired clothing, expect a recreation of CBGB, the historic Bowery music venue.
· Who's the Met Calling Punk? [On the Runway/NYT]
· The Met's Next Costume Institute Exhibit Will Be About Punk [Racked NY]