Studs, Spikes and Safety Pins. 20 Celebs That Rocked The Punk Look At The 2013 Met Gala.

2013 Met Gala Red Carpet Couture

Now, that I’ve shared with you a post about the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture“, I thought it would be fun to see which celebrities and models rocked the punk look for the opening night gala at the Met. Read more

A Look At The Punk Movement’s Impact On Fashion and Culture From The Met. 45 Images.

Organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit Gala), examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today. Read more

Highlights From The Met’s Alexander McQueen Fashion Retrospective, Savage Beauty.

Alexander McQueen Fashion Retrospective

From May 4 through August 7th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an impressive exhibit of the innovative fashions of the late Alexander McQueen. The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the talented and sorely missed Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. Read more

Europe Gets Introduced To A Great American Portraitist, Alice Neel.


above: detail from Alice Neel’s 1965 portrait of Hartley, the artist’s son.

An inspiring exhibition, and the first major retrospective of one of the 20th century’s greatest portrait painters, American artist Alice Neel, has made its way to London’s Whitechapel Gallery after debuting last fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Read more

Pap(i)er Fashion At The Museum Bellerive

The Pap(i)er Fashion Exhibition at the Museum Bellerive takes us through the fascinating history of paper clothes, beginning with the Swinging Sixties in America and, as the trend spread later, to Europe. The paper fashions reflected what was happening in art, politics and culture at the time; Pop Art and Op Art, Company logos, newspaper prints, and even the electoral candidates of 1968. Read more

YSL Retrospective At The Petit Palais – And A Mini One Here.

YSL retrospective
above portrait by Jeanloup Sieff, 1972.

A retrospective of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent opened yesterday at the Petit Palais in Paris, only two years after his death in 2008. Read more