From Chaos to Couture: The Influence of Punk on Fashion

Every Spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art pays tribute to fashion with its Costume Institute Exhibition. The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, examined the punk movement’s impact on high fashion from its inception in the early 1970’s through its continuing influence today. The exhibition, which closes on Wednesday, features approximately 100 designs for men and women that include original punk garments and recent fashions to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.

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Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Vogue, March 2011
Photograph by David Sims / art partner 

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Behind-the-Scenes of Caravan Stylist Studio’s Style Night Event

On a recent summer evening, I had the pleasure of attending a “Style Night” event hosted by Caravan Stylist Studio at the Carlton Hotel in New York City. It was a night of jewels, vintage styles and rare finds, thanks in large part to Shopbevel and Wiseling.

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Rare and finite fashions from Wiseling

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Olive Loves: “Shoe Obsession” Exhibition

Have you heard about Shoe Obsession, an exhibition of more than 150 designer shoes at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) in New York City? Lovers of fancy footwear and couture fashion need to put this on their must-see list this weekend! Why? The Shoe Obsession exhibition’s last day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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