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Friday, June 28, 2013

Punktastic



Punk is everywhere you look right now, thanks largely to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, which opened its stupendous 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' exhibition back in May. I've really been enjoying the photographs of the celebrity-studded annual Met Gala, particularly SJP's crazy-awesome headdress by Philip Treacy!

Punk has been influencing fashion designers for ages now. Just look at Herm├Ęs iconic studded cuffs, Gaulthier's designs for Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Philip Treacy's creations, to name just a few examples. But the high priestess of punk chic is still, and has always been, Dame Vivienne Westwood. Back in the seventies, she was the one who designed the costumes for the Sex Pistols. Later in life, she adapted her designs to a more mainstream clientele, but no one can deny that her punk-inspired sensibilities still shine through in even her most recent designs.


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Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

SJP at the Met Gala


Hermes cuffs
The image below was part of the inaugural exhibition hosted by the 303 Gallery at its new location on 507 W. 24th Street in New York. The exhibition paid homage to photographer Rodney Graham. Love this picture!

Rodney Graham "Old punk on pay phone"

Jean Paul Gaultier

Alice Dellal

Chanel

Tommy Hilfiger at the Met Gala
Wondering where Tommy Hilfiger got his inspiration for the plaid outfits? Just check out the picture below!

Vivienne Westwood