Punk's Fashion Has Lost its Edge

NY Mag

So the punk movement has lost its ability to shock onlookers, but it seems like the fashion industry will never lose its edge. It's funny when you consider how many people view fashion as dainty, but those same like-minded individuals will get their feathers ruffled when they see something too revealing or "crazy."


Following the Costume Institute gala tonight, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring Costume Institute exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” will explore fashion’s parasitic relationship to punk. Defined by imbalance and deconstruction and filled with jarring pairings, and a brutal sexuality devoid of sentimentality, punk style was once the surest way to rile the public. And the show, curated by Andrew Bolton, will examine how the music’s naïf style of anger and disenfranchisement made the journey from the shabbiest streets to the runways of the world’s fashion capitals. Read More

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