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A Punk ‘s year


There were lots of things going on since last year The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. This exhibition is established to become huge moment for the fashion industry in term of everythings This year, we’ve known for quite a while that the topic will be about “PUNK” but what we are waiting is what it is all about and who are going to be related to.

Punk Rockers


“PUNK AND CIRCUMSTANCE: Just what exactly defines the punk era? Is it an attitude of anarchy, a rebellious aesthetic movement rooted in do-it-yourself, or both? The book accompanying “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” the much-anticipated spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute May 9 to August 14, explores this visually as well as in the words of curator Andrew Bolton, and those of three punk originals: Richard Hell, John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon and Jon Savage, who each weigh in with separate essays that are at once enlightening and fascinating.” according to WWD



Balmain S/S 2011

“Punk began with a feeling — of frustration and rage — and turned into an idea that could be acted upon. Employing deconstruction and self-starter empowerment — the DIY ethic — it liberated a generation to create its own culture.” Which, in turn, influenced the upper echelons of fashion, which the book effectively illustrates from abundant examples by John Galliano, Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe, to drawing direct comparisons between original punk looks and designer clothes. A furry knitted sweater from Prada’s fall 2007 collection, for instance, bears a resemblance to one worn by Nancy Spungen in 1977; homage or not, graffiti-esque splattered paint looks on Vivienne Westwood’s spring 2010 runway faintly echo The Clash’s attire in the mid-Seventies, and safety pins of London punks share an aesthetic with runway looks from Moschino to Balmain by Christophe Decarnin.

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Comme des Garçons F/W 2009

From MET Museum’s release “Designers in the exhibition will include Miguel Adrover, Thom Browne, Burberry, Hussein Chalayan, Christophe Decarnin (Balmain), Ann Demeulemeester, Dior, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce and Gabbana), John Galliano, Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga), Katherine Hamnett, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (Viktor & Rolf), Christopher Kane, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela, Malcolm McLaren, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Miuccia Prada, Gareth Pugh, Zandra Rhodes, Hedi Slimane (Saint Laurent), Stephen Sprouse, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), Gianni Versace, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, and Vivienne Westwood.

The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, Curator, in the Met’s Costume Institute.  Photographer Nick Knight is the exhibition’s creative consultant working with exhibition design consultant Sam Gainsbury (who was creative director for the Met’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition in 2011) and production designer Gideon Ponte (a set and production designer for photo shoots and feature films including Buffalo 66 and American Psycho).  All mannequin head treatments and masks will be designed by Guido Palau, who also created treatments for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and last year’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

The design for the 2013 Costume Institute gala benefit will be created by Nick Knight, Sam Gainsbury, and Gideon Ponte with Raul Avila, who has produced the benefit décor since 2007.  Additional funding for the gala benefit will be provided by Givenchy.”



Riccardo Tisci is the one who was named in participating the event with a big stunt by skipped the routine Haute Couture show on January 2013. So, we expected load of exclusive creations will be revealed at MET 2013 Gala night .Rooney Mara, a co-chaired of the event, along with Lauren Santo Domingo and ,of course, Anna Wintour will grace one of a kind Couture pieces in a theme of Punk from Givenchy.


The latest big name in the game, Beyonce will be a honorary-chaired of the event. We won’t be surprised to know since she sneaked in last minute at MET 2012 red carpet with stunning Givenchy Haute Couture gown. So, it is confirmed that the event will be HUGE. So, let’s PUNK all the season.


One comment on “A Punk ‘s year

  1. Cowboys and Crossbones
    April 9, 2013

    I love the punk look – and can’t wait to see photos from the event!

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