‘Chaos to Couture’: Preview the Met’s Punk Fashion Exhibition

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Punk has always been inextricably (sometimes physically) bound up with fashion, art, and the ordered disorder of each. Enter PUNK: Chaos to Couture , a big, gorgeous book published in conjunction with a show of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that’s filled with photographs and essays that consider the punk aesthetic as it was interpreted by high fashion. The exhibit runs from May 9 through August 14 and is sure to be an absolute knockout; preview some of its most striking images below.

Sid Vicious, 1977Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris – all rights reserved

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913)Vogue, March 2011Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims

John Lydon, 1976Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Richard Young/Rex USA

Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), 1982Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Peter Lindbergh

Jordan, 1977Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph from Rex USA

Rodarte (American, founded 2005)Vogue, July 2008Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims

Richard Hell, late 1970sCourtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Kate Simon

Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970), spring/summer 2003Dazed and Confused, March 2003, Photograph by Eric Nehr