Punk: Chaos to Couture

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PUNK: Chaos to Couture
First edition
AuthorAndrew Bolton
Richard Hell
Jon Savage
John Lydon
Publication date
Media typePrint

PUNK: Chaos to Couture[1][2] is a 2013 non-fiction book by Andrew Bolton[3] (curator of the Costume Institute's exhibition),[4][5] with an introduction by Andrew Bolton,[6] an introduction by Jon Savage,[2] and prefaces by Richard Hell[2] and John Lydon,[2] the "catalog of the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 9 - August 14, 2013'.[7][8][9][10]


An exhibition catalog with a collection of essays and photos tying together the style and fashion of punk rock, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art art exhibition.

The exhibition, which opened on the eve of the Met Gala,[11][12][13] occurred from 9 May 2013 to 14 August 2013. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it focused "on the relationship between the punk concept of "do-it-yourself" and the couture concept of "made-to-measure."[14]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bolton, Andrew; Hell, Richard; Lydon, John; Savage, Jon (15 May 2013). Bell, Eugenia (ed.). PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 978-0-300-19185-1. OCLC 813393428.[15][16][17][18]


  1. ^ "Press Release: Punk Fashion Will be Focus of Spring 2013 Costume Institute Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum". Fashion Studio Magazine. April 26, 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Metropolitan Museum to Feature Punk Fashion in Spring 2013 Costume Institute Exhibition". BroadwayWorld. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2022. The spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be PUNK: Chaos to Couture.
  3. ^ Tomkins, Calvin (18 March 2013). "Anarchy Unleashed". The New Yorker. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. ^ Barnes, Bronwyn (May 17, 2013). "How fashion got Punk'd". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  5. ^ Wischhover, Cheryl (April 5, 2013). "Punk Legends Speak Out in Metropolitan Museum of Art's New Costume Institute Book". Fashionista. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  6. ^ Bryant, Kenzie (7 May 2013). "We're Giving Away the Official 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Book". Racked. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  7. ^ Cochrane, Lauren (23 April 2013). "Punk rocks on the catwalk". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  8. ^ Bolton, Andrew; Lydon, John; Hell, Richard (2013). "PUNK: chaos to couture". Thomas J. Watson Library. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  9. ^ Charlotte Simmonds (2013-05-13). "Picture Book of the Week: Punk – Chaos to Couture". New Statesman.
  10. ^ Roberta Smith (2013-05-09). "Made for 'Ugh,' Appropriated for 'Oooh'". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "Thrash Quietly: 21 Smartest Sly Nods to Punk at the Met Gala". The Cut. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  12. ^ "A Look At The Punk Movement's Impact On Fashion and Culture From The Met". If It's Hip It's Here. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  13. ^ Simmonds, Charlotte (10 June 2021). "Picture Book of the Week: Punk – Chaos to Couture". New Statesman. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  14. ^ "2013: punk". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Punk". Yale University Press. Retrieved 8 April 2022. PUNK: Chaos to Couture by Andrew Bolton and Richard Hell; with contributions by Jon Savage and John Lydon; Imprint: Metropolitan Museum of Art; 240 Pages, 12.50 x 12.50 in, 219 color + 0 b-w illus. ; Hardcover; ISBN 978-0-300-19185-1; Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2013;
  16. ^ "Punk: Chaos to Couture by Andrew Bolton, Richard Hell". Publishers Weekly. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  17. ^ Leonard, Sarah. "Sew It Up and Start Again". Bookforum. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  18. ^ Miller, Abbott. "Design for a book accompanying the exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York". Pentagram design studio. Retrieved 8 April 2022.

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