That is how Riccardo Tisci sized up the theme of The Costume Institute’s new exhibition “Punk: Chaos to Couture” after a preview Monday.
The Givenchy creative director said, “My life has been very punk. I have always had to fight for my rights. I come from a country that has very heavy religious customs. I am very Catholic and I believe in God. I grew up in a family that didn’t have financial wisdom and power. I have had to fight for what I believe in to support women’s rights and other aspects of society to be recognized and understood.
“My own style was more Goth than punk. Now I’m 38. I was born in ’74, so that was a little bit later,” he said. “Punk didn’t last that long as a movement. What was it? One hundred days.” For More