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'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' Exhibition at the Met in New York

6 May 2013

By Natalie White

Held from 4 May to 14 August, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition entitled 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' examines punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970's through its continuing influence today.

Featuring one hundred menswear and womenswear designs, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.

There will be seven galleries within the exhibition focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of "do-it-yourself" and the couture concept of "made-to-measure," and the tour will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style.

Themes will include New York and London, which will tell punk's origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic — Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.

Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.

For more information, go to //www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/PUNK

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