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Celebs go punk at the Met Ball

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:02

May 07 - Beyonce, Madonna and others attend the Costume Institute's annual gala. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: With their black leather, studded jackets, ripped jeans, bondage trousers and messages of rebellion and anarchy, punks from the 1970s probably never envisioned that a major museum and stars from around the world would be celebrating their influence on fashion 40 years later. But the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is doing just that with a new exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture." The exhibition celebrated its opening with a star-studded gala with singer Beyonce, who wore Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci, serving as honorary chair. Hundreds of punk styles ranging from the mid-70s at Vivienne Westwood's and Malcolm McLaren's London boutique and images of The Sex Pistols to examples of punk's impact on haute couture with designers such as Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Miuccia Prada and John Galliano graced the red carpet. Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson and her granddaughter Daisy Bevan made the night a family affair. The trio all wore rings that once belonged to late actress Natasha Richardson and all prepped for the carpet together. Madonna had fun with the night's theme in a costume from Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. The singer attend the evening with Tisci and her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat. The exhibit, arranged over several themed galleries, focuses on punk's concept of do-it-yourself and its impact on high fashion and ready-to-wear. Punk's influence on Italian designer Gianni Versace is shown in his gowns with silver and gold safety pins and a black knit and leather dress embroidered with gold metal studs. Other examples include Alexander McQueen's coatdress made of black synthetic material, imitating trash bags, and a coat of bubble wrap, Helmut Lang's jacket of silver and blue patent leather with aluminum foil and metal bottle caps and Rei Kawakubo's blouse and skirt of black polyester and silk satin and taffeta. The exhibit will run through August 14.

Celebs go punk at the Met Ball

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:02

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