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  • Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Left: Sid Vicious, 1977. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris - all rights reserved Right: Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), 2011. Vogue, March 2011. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims.

    Every once in a while f-a-s-h-i-o-n takes itself way too seriously and fails to remember the heart + soul that is the inspiration for its being. There, I have said it. I wanted to love PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. But when you take the grit out of a movement and distance it from its authenticity, what’s left are derivative pieces which, when standing alone, are lost in the vapor that is a hot flash of…

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  • Punk Inspiration? Here’s some luxe punk to rev up your look!

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    Once upon a time there was the Rich Hippie Look, now thanks to the Met, the latest fashion oxymoron is the Luxe Punk. Take punk inspiration from Chaos to Couture and try these tough looks on for instant edge, and an easily accessible update that’s daringly fun and always hip The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s much hyped, Punk Inspired costume exhibition which opened yesterday, had us thinking of how punk has inspired fashion so immensely that you can use it your…

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  • Must-Have…Junya Watanabe’s Peplum Jacket

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    Leave it to the genius of Junya Watanabe to conjure up the prim, old-world regality of Christian Dior’s iconic bar jackets into an updated motorcycle hybrid shape to let the associations run wild this season with his must-have luxury moto peplum jacket. Part urban warrior, part ladies-who-lunch, we can see it working wonders with a myriad of pairings from proper pencil skirts for day, to a voluminous maxi dress come night and a pair of crisp cigarette pants come weekend…

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