Book: Punk: Chaos to Couture

FASHION GOT PUNK’D. Through everything shredded, studded or frayed, the story of punk evolution unfolds.

Published by the Metropolitan Museum following one of this year’s most awaited exhibitions with the same title, Punk: Chaos to Couture (Metropolitan Museum of Art) illustrates how designers are inspired by punk anarchism and can express the rebellious attitude aesthetically. From the unpretentious, anti-establishment movement
originated in the 1970s to the autocratic couture of contemporary fashion, the book dwells upon historic provocative figures such as Patti Smith and Sid Vicious, and correlates them to Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Ricardo Tisci and the likes. The result is sometimes debatable: whether the spirit of punk remains
or the fashion elitism is justified to claim punk as their own.