Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock
Monday night, post-Met Gala, the A-list turned out to toast the DIY vibe behind Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Top of The Standard. A mosh pit it was not, but the spirit of ’77 seemed alive and well.
Punk homages ranged from the demure gold safety pin in place of a boutonniere to full-on spikes and patches. Few boasted as impressive a subcultural pedigree as Linda Fargo's floor-length latex, courtesy of an East Village fetish mainstay. Her signature silver bob was nowhere to be found, but in its place? A towering barbed-wire-laced coiffure that held up admirably, even as she grooved to Rihanna. A few feet away, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, just off the heels of their first public appearance as a couple, shared an embrace.
While Madonna held court perched atop a banquette, punk godmother Debbie Harry chatted with a friend in one of the room's quieter corners. Did the show have her seal of approval? "I loved it. I wish it was bigger!"