TWO Fun Fashion Funktions From NYC & London
Now thru August 14, 2013 PUNK: Chaos to Couture-Costume Institute Exhibition@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art-NYC
This exhibition features over 100 designs and takes you from the late 70’s thru 2013, showing Punks impact on High Fashion and Haute Couture. There are Seven galleries, 3 take you from London to New York and include Clothes for Heroes. The other 4 areas are DIY themes including: Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti/Agitprop & Destroy. This looks like so much fun it may render a trip to NYC this Summer to check it out. You can also see a video on their site that explains the exhibit more in detail. Or you can check out some of the gallery views here.
July 10, 2013-February 16, 2014 Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980’s-Victoria and Albert Museum-London, England
You still have lots of time to check out this fabulous Fashion Exhibition. It features over 85 designs from the vibrant, bold & extremely influential 1980’s with clothes from John Galliano,Vivienne Westwood & Workers for Freedom amongst others. Celebrating New Wave, New Romantic and High Camp. I bet there will be plenty of Neon and I suspect the clothes will look a bit like reading an 80’s version of i-D and The Face magazines. If I were them I would sell “FRANKIE SAYS RELAX” shirts in the gift shops. I remember I had my own DIY shirt like this, it was an oversized white shirt that I wrote on with a big black magic marker. Here’s a picture of Mary Kate in her newer version of the shirt:
One of the outfits that is confirmed to be at this exhibition was that of Adam Ant. AA is actually coming to Hawaii September 14 for a concert at the Republik, I wouldn’t mind seeing and hearing “Stand and Deliver” here in my hometown. Better late than never.
CFDA Awards 2013: Models Dressed in Duckie Brown, Michael Bastian and Thom Browne sing & (sway/not) stand still to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.
BTW:The 2013 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award was presented to Thom Browne