The Met’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibit was fun to see, but left me wondering, where was the chaos? The collection of punk-inspired haute couture clothing and accessories is fantastic, but that’s really all the exhibit is: punk haute couture. Attendees who don’t know the story behind the punk movement surely will not leave the exhibit with an understanding of the social and political unrest that inspired the movement in the first place. I love The Met, and greatly respect curator Andrew Bolton, but I think this particular exhibition felt quite sterile and devoid of “real” punk.
Regardless, it is definitely worth seeing for the amazing fashion. The exhibit officially runs May 9 through August 14 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.