To coincide with Costume Institute’s upcoming “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit Moda Operandi has tapped 12 high fashion designers and brands to create a limited edition punk-inspired capsule collection--that'll ring in at luxury price points no doubt.
According to WWD, Moda Operandi cofounder Lauren Santo Domingo said the collection will "offer women the opportunity to capture the spirit of punk with pieces that balance high fashion and rebellion." Moda Operandi is also one of the main underwriters of the exhibit.
That apparently means t-shirts hand-studded with spikes from Eddie Borgo, a chiffon and leather cape by Givenchy and two corseted Vivienne Westwood tartan dresses. The collection, which includes apparel, accessories and objets d’art, will also have pieces designed by Rodarte, House of Waris, Moschino, Prabal Gurung, Thom Browne, Preen, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Ek Thongprasert--though no word yet on what those will entail.
The collection goes on sale May 2--just in time for you to snap up a punky-couture piece to wear to the Met Ball on May 6.
Question: We wonder how actual punks would feel about all this...