a little late for the Met Gala-doesn't matter-since I wasn't on the guest List-along with most Punks in the country. I have to refer you-dear Punk reader-to ANOTHER's page with an airing of Jefferson Hack's interview with Malcolm McLaren.
McLaren and Vivienne Westwood are "the father of Punk"-and mother respectively.
PUNK Parents, the original Adam and Eve
mclaren and westwood, from Harper's Baazar, 2013
After reading the interview McLaren emerges as the soul of reason, how the worm turns. I can't help but think the PUNK: Chaos to Couture-Met Gala could have made the most PUNK of all statements in bypassing a party and have the money raked in via paypal.
Excerpted from AnOther's Malcom McLaren Moment:
Although in Warhol’s universe you had to be beautiful and buy into the image in order to be famous. Punk took that notion and subverted it. Punk was never about having to be beautiful to be famous. It was about having the democracy of being ugly…It was making ugliness beautiful. The Sex Pistols’ whole premise was: I’m going to be the artful dodger. I’m not going to accept that. I’m going to search for the authentic. I’m going to fucking write songs that I believe in. I’m going to write lyrics that haven’t been used before. I’m not following the old-fashioned template. I’m going to declare the ultimate culture: DIY.
I'd say the exhibition was aptly named-chaos to couture-from the looks of things traipsing & posing on the grand steps of the Gala.
"Authenticity is to be found in the ruins, in reclaiming the past. That was how you preserved the authentic."MM"
practically perfect-Pure PUNK
the EVE of PUNK
Vivienne Westwood-in Vivienne Westwood -her jewelry-a photograph of Bradley Manning
Westwood's Lady in Waiting, model actress Lily Cole in Vivienne Westwood
singer songwriter Grimes, far right in Chanel.
Grimes fits the mold-she too, is a Natural, Punk that is.
appropriately played Punk
Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs-her current incarnation as singer is Punk looking
Julia Macklow in Zang Toi
Rooney Mara wearing Givenchy
Cara Delevigne in Burberry
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon-love the dress as a stand alone
Madonna in Givenchy
Purists (they know who they are-and present that image irregardless of a theme) Impressive.
amusing, the lovely Carolina Herrera
Sienna Miller-in Burberry-dressed as Sienna Miller-something she would wear together to any event, no doubt-and looking every bit Pure Punk.
Stella Tennant with designer Christopher Kane
Pulchritude (plain and simple, pretty)
Alexa Chung wearing Erdem
Bella Heathcote in Chanel
Anna Wintour in Chanel, Pink is the color of Punk, appropriately following in Vreeland's vernacular.
Somehow wearing a simple seersucker gown? amidst the poseurs in PUNK
Zooey de Chanel in custom designed Tommy Hilfiger
J. Crew's Jenna Lyons
Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, don't they seem like naturals? She could easily play Westwood-and he-a convincing McLaren.
& a taste of Grimes aka Claire Bouche
now-I wonder what the actual exhibition looks like? hope to see it in June.