Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Last Call: PUNK: Chaos to Couture

A 2009-2010 Alexander McQueen coatdress of black synthetic materials. Look at that tailoring!

Today, oddly, is the last day to view the exhibit PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Met. I don’t know why they decided to close it on a Wednesday, but they must have their reasons. I wonder if the Met has had better attendance numbers with this exhibit than last year’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. I think it will be a long time—if ever—before they can repeat the runaway success of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Speaking of McQueen, my favorite pieces in the punk exhibit had to be his dresses made to look as if they were sewn out of black bubble wrap and garbage bags. I’m still dying of love when I see them.

These dresses were some of the last McQueen designed.

If you made it to this exhibit, let me know what you thought of it!

I will be very curious what next year’s Costume Institute exhibit will be. I hope they will focus on something a little more historical than punk. How about you?

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Marla Robinson said...

what a cool exhibit!

Anonymous said...

I saw it last week, a day before it closed. I had mixed feelings which I wrote about on my blog, but the bottom line is that I agree with you that next year's exhibition should be more historical in nature.

Jill said...

Hi Vintage Traveler,

What a great post on your blog about the punk exhibit, I enjoyed it very much. I am with you, they have to do something historical next year, get away from all this 'edgy' business, show us some history! It would be fantastic if they could cover what was happening in American fashion during WWII, I think that's when American designers were starting to get on the map. I would also love a show devoted to Mainbocher! What would you like to see? XO, Jill