Mohawks At The Met
The Met’s Costume Institute has moved on from Prada to punk for its annual spring exhibition. This morning, Punk: Chaos to Couture was announced as 2013′s exhibition, opening to the public May 9 and focusing on the origins of punk and its impact on high fashion today. Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton tells WWD, “Punk broke all 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 exhibition will feature roughly 100 men’s and women’s designs, from a large group of participating designers including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Azzedine Alaïa, juxtaposed with original mid-seventies punk pieces in gallery sections like “Rebel Heroes” and “Pavilions of Anarchy and Elegance.” As for the annual accompanying benefit, the date has been set for May 6 with Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Riccardo Tisci all serving as co-chairs with Anna Wintour. Photographer Nick Knight, who is serving as the exhibition’s creative consultant, will head up the gala’s look with Raul Avila.