Punk's Couture Journey: From Chaos to Marissa Mayer

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July 31 (Bloomberg) -- "Punk: Chaos to Couture" Curator Andrew Bolton discusses the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Lunch Money." (Source: Bloomberg)

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I am adam johnson.

You might remember when marissa mayer, yahoo ceo, died her hair purple and orange.

She was attending an exhibit.

Pimm fox spoke with the curator of the exhibit they give us a history on how punk got it.

It looks at the impact of punk on high-fashion.

We start with the origins in the early and mid-70's. it is a tale of two cities, new york and london.

In new york, it started as a music movement.

In london, it was more of a fashion movement.

What characterizes punk when it comes to clothing?

It is do-it-yourself style.

The idea of ripping your close, safety pins -- black -- spiky hair -- it is very aggressive and chaotic.

When this happened in the 1970's and the early-1980's, a lot of parents were worried.

It was terrifying.

When you saw punks walking down the kings road, you had not seen anything like it before.

It was a complete distrust -- departure from hippie fashion.

Once any subculture movement enters mainstream fashion it automatically becomes sanitized.

It loses its original potency and it has a different meaning.

Is there a punk movement that exists currently outside of the united states in the developed world?

For punk to occur, it means an establishment to react against.

It is not occurring in the west.

It is happening perhaps more in the east, non-western cultures where kids are really reacting against the establishment and the status quo.

The exhibit is open for two more weeks at the metropolitan museum of art right here in new

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