The Met Ball is the fashion industry’s biggest event celebrating the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, with this year’s theme: Punk: Chaos to Couture.
At last night’s red carpet, Kirsten Dunst wore an ostrich feather-embroidered dress, a modified version of Look 39 from Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Women’s Ready-to-Wear Show. Karlie Kloss on the other hand went with the show’s finale look, a gorgeous tulle dress embroidered with feathers.
About PUNK: Chaos to Couture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.
Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of “do-it-yourself” and the couture concept of “made-to-measure,” the seven galleries will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Themes will include New York and London, which will tell punk’s origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic—Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.
The exhibition will run from May 9 – August 14, 2013.
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