Punk Picks Up A New York Exhibit

Punk Exhibit

NY Metropolitan Musuem of Art

We've all seen the Punk style and love it or hate it, we all know though it's decades past its peak, the aging 1970's fashion isn't going to completely go away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is set to chronicle the evolution of the indie movement turned fashion sensation with seven galleries each dedicated to a different aspect of the genre.


From its origins in London and New York in the 1970s, punk has always been characterized by an anti-establishment, DIY ("do it yourself") attitude -- not just in the music by the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Ramones, but also in the style of dress: leather jackets, tattered T-shirts, bondage trousers, chains, razor blades and safety pins. And while punk faded by the dawn of the 1980s, its impact on pop culture continues to live on in today's haute couture, with famous designers like Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada, Alexander McQueen and John Galiano incorporating elements of the style into their own fashions in over the years. (Read More)


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