Punk

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Punk is an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It traces the path of punk from the streets of New York and London to the runways of Paris and Milan. Primarily a costume exhibit, it evokes rebellion and anti-establishment style.

Here are some examples of the progression:

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HelmutLang_Fall2003

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Ann-Demeulemeester

Punk is defined several ways, including the following from dictionary.com:

  • a youth movement of the late 1970s, characterized by anti-Establishment slogans and outrageous clothes and hairstyles.
  • a style or movement characterized by the adoption of aggressively unconventional and often bizarre or shocking clothing, hairstyles, makeup, etc., and the defiance of social norms of behavior, usually associated with punk rock musicians and fans.

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Interesting to see a movement morph into popular culture, for better or worse. It shows the influence of ideas and concepts over time. And is a reminder that life progresses. Even opposition has an impact on the culture at large.

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