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A sneak peek at the Costume Institute’s next big exhibit ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’

A sneak peek at the Costume Institute’s next big exhibit ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’


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  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    Director of the Met, Tom Campbell, attends the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • PUNK: Chaos To Couture Press Preview

    A general view of the atmosphere at the PUNK: Chaos To Couture preview.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin

At 8:30 a.m. this dreary Monday morning, fashion’s elite packed the hushed and elegant lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an invite-only press preview of the museum’s upcoming exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” which is set to debut in correlation with one of the most glamorous nights of the year, the legendary Costume Institute’s Met Gala on May 6.

We stopped by to check out the preview, which consisted  an oversized screen displaying Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten performing, as well as an eclectic mix of punk-influenced looks by designers and labels such as Rodarte, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen.

Though we only got a small glimpse of what’s to come, we have a feeling this edgy exhibit is going to be a huge hit—and we can’t wait to see how the punk movement will influence the red-carpet looks of top celebrities, models, and designers at the Met Gala, as the attendees’ couture attire is typically inspired by the night’s theme.

Check out photos of the preview in the slideshow above!

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