Punk is NOT Dead! MET Costume Institute Displays Punk Coutoure. #McClaren #Westwood #McQueen #ROCK

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com

Who say’s Punk is dead? Not the NY MET Costume Institute. Recently Anna Wintour, Riccardo Tisci and several others put their best punk foot forward at a gala to display a full array of punk wear. Original Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McClaren, McQueen, Lagerfeld and Galliano’s outfits are displayed in this diverse look at punk influence.

Punk art & street influence began to show its distasteful head in the mid-1970’s and still has a rough handle on the fashion industry to this day. Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren embraced it around 1976 and never looked back. To this day Westwood’s punk influence is still pretty heavy in her collections. You don’t get to be a well-known designer of 30+ years by playing it safe. And punk, has NEVER been safe.

Checkout the display in New York City from the MET evening of Punk.

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Alexander McQueen, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld 2011

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Commes Des Garcon, 2004

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Dior by John Galliano 2006

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, 2007

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – left: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976, Right: Rodarte, 2008

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Moschino, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Versace by Gianni Versace, 1994

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren, 1976

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com - Zandra Rhodes, 1977

All photos by Betty Sze of Models.com – Zandra Rhodes, 1977