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Punk Goes Uptown: See the Met’s ‘Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition

John Lydon / Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2006-7 / Photo Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Running from May 9 to August 14 in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibition shows how the grimy rebellion of classic ’70s punk style was incorporated (co-opted? corrupted?) by high fashion. Juxtaposing original punk garments with their haute couture and ready-to-wear progeny, PUNK is a must-see for students of culture — or those curious to see the myriad ways household detritus could be turned into a style statement. Take a look.