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Alexander Fury: That's not punk, Donatella. It's just another six-month fad

May 12, 2013

If you're interested in fashion, you're probably bored by the word ?Punk? right now. It's getting more than its fair share of exposure. It's the subject of Chaos to Couture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show for 2013. And given the red-carpet circus that's become, punk peppered the creations of a dozen designers back in February and March. Saint Laurent showed shredded lumberjack shirt and fishnets, Fendi stitched-up King's Road multicoloured mohicans into shaggy fur coats, and Versace offered ?Vunk? ? an anodyne rehash of Seditionaries in deluxe fabrics. Most got a second airing on the Costume Institute Gala's red carpet. Donatella Versace modelled her own. Job done.


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