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Thursday, August 22, 2013

What The Punk?

It took me three months but I went to go to see the PUNK: Chaos to Couture the week before it closed. I managed to take a few photos on the sly of some interesting details, but overall the exhibit was disappointing. I wish there had been a bit more historical context instead of just a replica of the CGBG bathroom (which wasn't accurate at all anyway) and the entire contents of Vivienne Westwood's archives. I enjoyed the video loop displays and the general presentation, but I found myself wanting a deeper education on the social and political drivers of the Punk movement that in turn inspired (or supposedly inspired - I found some of it questionable) the couture on display. 

Also, the $115 Rodarte 'RADARTE' tee in the gift shop? A $650 Givenchy tee? That's not punk. But maybe if I had just taken it, it would be.

Gianni Versace A/W 1992-93. Top of black nylon mesh with black silk satin and leather straps and gold metal buckles embellished with amber crystals.