You?ve heard murmurings of Sid Vicious in the hallowed halls of the Met. You?ve poured over countless plum-lipped gala pics. And you?ve already plotted which Wednesday to take off work to avoid the lines.
But among the countless shredded, studded works of homage at ?PUNK: Chaos to Couture,? here are five exceptional pieces we suggest keeping an eye out for.
Vivienne Westwood?s chicken-bone embroidery That?s right: The groundbreaking London designer spelled out ?ROCK? with bones on a T-shirt. Find it in the replicated Seditionaries boutique, hanging behind the cash register.
Martin Margiela?s plastic-sack tanks Imagine taking a Food Emporium bag, cutting off the bottom and slipping it over your shoulders. The Belgian avant-gardist did just that (and it kind of blows our mind every time).
The hilarious last mannequin We won?t spoil it for you. But don?t hit the gift shop before peering left at the easy-to-miss but perfectly in-the-spirit last look.
Through August 14; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd St.); 212-535-7710 or metmuseum.org