When Richard Hell started spiking his hair and holding his shredded T-shirts together with safety pins, later influencing the Sex Pistols, he certainly could never have guessed that one day his rebellious fashion statement would be on display in the stuffy Metropolitan Museum of Art. But it’s at PUNK: Chaos to Couture, the latest Costume Institute exhibition, where you’ll find him along with other famous punk rockers, as the show aims to pair up their DIY styles with the luxury clothing they inspired from designers including Hedi Slimane, Ann Demeulemeester, and Karl Lagerfeld. There will be seven galleries in all. Hell can be found in the CBGB gallery, naturally; Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood will have their own gallery, devoted to their famous Seditionaries boutique; and another, called “DIY hardware,” will explore the creative uses of spikes, studs, zippers, and chains.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Starts: May 9. Continues through Aug. 14, 2013