Met’s Punk Pioneers and Couture Poseurs Gala

09.14.12 Marina Galperina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has picked its next theme for its fashion exhibition and complimentary Met Ball for May 2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture will feature 100 men’s and women’s design from Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, “juxtaposing original punk looks with designer creations that were inspired by or incorporated punk elements,” so presumably swank threads with a couple of rips and safety pins. The horror! Because it’s not like the exported punk aesthetic was in a massive way manufactured by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood or anything, right?

Bet they’re going to put in a couple balaclavas in there.