this year, the metropolitan museum of art’s costume institute exhibition is focusing on the punk movement and its influence on fashion. the show, called “punk: chaos to couture,” will feature over 100 designs for men and women, from its origin in the seventies through to the runways of today. in the may issue of uk vogue (with recently named honorary co-chair beyoncé on the cover), paolo roversi’s moody photography is the perfect backdrop for “pretty vacant,” an editorial that celebrates how designers have brought punk sensibilities to today’s fashions. models stella tennant and guinevere van seenus are definitely showing a more glammed up version of the trend, donning clothing by marc jacobs, celine, givenchy, miu miu, balmain and more. and i also love that tennant is the more androgynous character, like siouxsie sioux, while van seenus reminds me of debbie harry or early madonna, with her bleached blonde hair.
one thing’s for sure: the opening gala on may 6 will have some interesting red carpet choices. check out the entire editorial here.
“pretty vacant” photographed by paolo roversi / models: stella tennant & guinevere van seenus / styling: francesca burns / hair: samantha hillerby / make-up: yadim / nails: anatole rainey / images from the uk vogue digital edition via mat cyruss