Monday, May 6, 2013

Met Gala - High Fashion Punk: An Oxymoron of the Highest Degree

Dubbed in the 1970's, punk was an alternative lifestyle that revolved around music and rebellion. The lifestyle had it's own "fashion". Punk rockers pretty much created their visual reference points through styling themselves with disheveled hair, neon died, mohawk up-do's, safety pins to hold up thorn up bits of clothing or even as earrings, worker boots, razor blade accessories, ripped fishnets, garments made out of trash bags, skinny ties, leather pants, ripped t-shirts and most of all a bad attitude.  Since they were anti-establishment, they despised anything commercial and DIY'ed their own clothes and would hate the fact that today, on May 6th, fashion's upper echelons will descend on the steps of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual 2013 Costume Benefit a.k.a. the Met Gala honouring the museum's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit with 5 digit looks. Just look at the Hermes bag below going for above 15.000 Euro at modaoperandi.
Despite the against-the-punk-spirit, I'm curiously waiting for the haute-punk outfits tonight. It'll definitely be a rocking red carpet. This year's co-chairs are Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, Riccardo Tisci, and Anna Wintour. I'm expecting Rooney Mara to show up in Givenchy, Anna Wintour in Chanel, Lauren Santo Domingo (LSD) in Rodarte or Vivienne Westwood. I'm also curious to see Taylor Tomasi Hill, Rihanna, Gwnyth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Who are you looking forward to see?
Hermes Kelly - Grafitti'd by Hacula, 15,285 Eur

Rodarte - Loose Knit Cardigan, 1,125 Eur
Shaun Lane - Talon Earrings, 185 Euro

My favorite model Daria Verbowy rocking Rodarte

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