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A late 1970's ensemble of fashion by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture," Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. The show, which examines punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today, is open May 9 through August 14, 2013.(Credit: AP Photo)

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Inside 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at the Met

You're greeted by a mannequin giving an arm gesture usually reserved for drivers on the LIE. The final mannequin flips you the bird. In between, you've got garbage-bag gowns, graffiti'd urinals, flashing lights, raucous music. Wait, are we really at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Yes, thanks to the Costume Institute's latest exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture," which runs through Aug. 14, and which the Met no doubt hopes will be as popular as the 2011 Alexander McQueen record-breaker.

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