Punk gets pretty in Met museum exhibit
NEW YORK (AFP) - Punk rockers wanted anarchy. They wound up with a US$565 (S$695) T-shirt.
That's the story told in a big new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York called "Punk: Chaos to couture."
The exhibit, which opened to a crowded preview Monday, traces the unlikely merger of a movement known for primal music, drug-abuse and anti-establishment yells, with the glittering world of high fashion.
The collection in the elegant halls of the Met, just down from a gallery of ancient Greek sculptures, presents a veritable time capsule of the deliberately destructive, often self-destructive musical genre. Shaky video clips of Sid Vicious and other rockers play on giant screens.