Why The Met Museum's "Punk" Gala Was So Wrong

Perez tweeted this shot.
Perez tweeted this shot.

Because it was one of those star-filled Vogue events where incredibly rich and famous people sported unbelievably pricey versions of punk attire to go with their dyed and processed hair, facial surgery, lipo, and mountains of credit cards.

In other words, it was the antithesis of everything punk represented, watering down the rage of the legendary rebels into something the pampered diva crowd could throw on for a smiley photo op, turning it into just the kind of commodified and depoliticized trendy crap the punks would have hurled at.

Besides, where the f**k was my invite?

See Also: The Met's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Attempts to be Legit

Photos from the exhibition on the next page

 

Why The Met Museum's "Punk" Gala Was So Wrong
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Why The Met Museum's "Punk" Gala Was So Wrong
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Why The Met Museum's "Punk" Gala Was So Wrong
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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