Karen Toms

Grace Coddington does Punk

Last month’s Met Gala in New York celebrated the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s showcase exhibition ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. I was expecting guests at the ball to wow in fantastic and outlandish dresses as a fitting tribute to the Punk era. However I was left very uninspired (save a fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker).

So thank goodness for Grace Coddington and photographer Steven Meisel who got the tone just right in their photo feature ‘Rebel Yell’ for last month’s issue of American Vogue. These images capture the Punk era much more aptly. ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ runs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute until August 14.

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