Drumroll, please! The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has announced that they will stage “Punk: Chaos to Couture” next May for its big Spring exhibition. Women’s Wear Daily reports that the premise of the show is to highlight the origins of the punk movement and draw direct connections to haute couture and ready-to-wear creations that it has inspired for the past three decades. Pinpointing the origin of punk designs in the early to mid-1970s in both New York and London, the show will trace the influence of punk stylings throughout the decades. The annual Costume Institute Gala will be held on May 6th to inaugurate the exhibition, and will be co-chaired by Rooney Mara, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Lauren Santo Domingo and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
This particular exhibition will differ from the previous two, which featured designer retrospectives of Alexander McQueen and Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. Instead, the 2013 exhibition will include looks from an array of designers, such as Azzedine Alaia, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang and Rodarte. The show’s main sponsor is Moda Operandi, the of-the-moment fashion website co-founded by Santo Domingo.