Chaos To Couture

Bring On The Punk!

Monday marks the annual Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which this year fetes punk’s impact on high fashion. See photography from the new exhibition.

Dennis Morris/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dennis Morris/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sid Vicious, 1977

Sex Pistols star Sid Vicious, in 1977.

Kate Simon/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Original New York punk Richard Hell, photographed in the late 1970s.

Rex USA,via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jordan, 1977.

Richard Young/Rex USA,via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Sex Pistols’ Jonny Rotten in 1976.

Peter Lindbergh,via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A dark creation by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, 1982.

Eric Nehr

A design by Hussein Chalayan featured in the spring-summer 2003 issue of Dazed and Confused magazine.

David Sims/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A knit dress by American design duo Rodarte in Vogue's July 2008 issue.

David Sims/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A design by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel appears on model Dara Werbowy in Vogue's March 2011 issue.