It would be interesting to hear the logic behind the decision to choose Punk: Chaos to Couture as the subject of the The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute exhibition this year. Especially considering they already examined some of these themes in the recent shows AngloMania and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. I will admit that it's not my favorite show but it wasn't as terrible as I was anticipating. I sat next to fashion reporter Suzy Menkes for the remarks portion of today's press preview and she was very not impressed. She thought it would have been more interesting to see the clothes within the context they were shown on the runway and real life. I'm sure it will appeal to the younger set and it's worth checking out but I really hope they choose a pretty theme next year. How about Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy?
Curator Andrew Bolton fielding questions.
All photo by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic