Rhoda hosted the joint red-carpet report by Vogue and the Met for Monday night's fundraising gala that gave a sneak peek of "Chaos to Couture" to celebrities, designers and top models. She said she tried to go with a punk-inspired look, a sheer sparkly top and leather pants by Wes Gordon, that would capture the edgy spirit of punk without looking like a costume.
Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie and designer Westwood, both key punk players, attended, and both were represented in the exhibit inside. (Harry wore a studded Tommy Hilfiger jacket and a skull hair accessory. Westwood was dressed in a pastel ballgown and cape covered with a "Truth" pin of Bradley Manning, the army private involved in the Wikileaks espionage case.)
"Some people, including punks, would probably wonder if this (exhibit) belongs here in the museum, but it has had an enduring impact on fashion and everything in the arts, so they're here, even if they're kicking and screaming," said Bolton.