You've Been Punk'd, at the Met of All Places

By Brent Murray - 2013-05-06T23:24:02Z

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Democracy vs. Autocracy

“Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion,” says Andrew Bolton, curator at the Costume Institute. “Although punk’s democracy stands in opposition to fashion’s autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk’s aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness.”