From chaos to couture

From chaos to couture

At the Met in New York a show curated by the Costume Institute and dedicated to the punk scene, as an anti-establishment movement to its stylistic influence on the world of high fashion.

The news aroused contrasting reactions: some appreciate the critical analysis of how a phenomenon that developed from a genre of music in the ’70s could translate into a trend, making its way to the runways of the most renowned international designers, and others say that the punk scene has nothing to do with fashion and they therefore feel they have every right to express their disapproval strongly and candidly. Which is actually quite “punk” and only causes even more of a stir about the show, obviously…

Punk: from chaos to couture” will open on May 6, 2013 with a gala event, with the participation of Rooney Mara, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Lauren Santo Domingo and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue. The official intention of the curators of the show is to outline the origins of the punk movement, how it changed and how it moved between London and New-York, and, as the title of the event itself alludes, will bring approximately 100 haute couture and ready-to-wear creations to the Met.

Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, announced: “Punk broke all the 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.

The curator confirms that the term “punk” was used for the first time in high fashion in 1977, by Zandra Rhodes, even though the roots of the madcap style are generally attributed to Vivienne Westwood and Michael McLaren of London, the city where the punk phenomena became an actual political and aesthetic movement.

It will be possible to admire a vast list of designers at the show: Haider Ackermann, Miguel Adrover, Azzedine Alaïa, Boudicca, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Groves Andrew, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte and Alexander Wang are only a few of the names that will be included in sections divided by theme. The galleries will be broken up into the following themes: “Heroes Rebel“, “The Couturiers Situationists” (focusing on the aforementioned McLaren and Westwood); “Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance”, “Punk Couture”, “DIY Style” (do-it-yourself style) and “La Mode Destroy”.

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