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While "Punk: Chaos to Couture" could be the ultimate Halloween party in May, high-end vintage sources report that guests are freaking out about how to walk the fine line between now and then, host and theme. Apparently the problem with throwing a Met Gala that's themed mohawks and trash bags is that people feel obligated to wear mohawks and trash bags.
Cameron Silver of the storied vintage shop in LA, Decades, told the New York Times, "No one has a clue [...] We keep running into the same problem, which is that rich women don't want to look punk, or grunge. Not that many women want to look like Nancy Spungen." And Gill Linton of vintage site Byronesque sings the same song, "There are a lot of Liz Hurley wannabes out there. It could be more 'cautious' than 'chaos.'" So, safety pins all over for everyone? We'll see on Sunday. In the meantime, Moda Operandi has some ideas.
· Would Anna Settle for a Safety Pin? [NYTimes]
· The Business of the Met Ball: How a Party Became a Mini Industry [Racked]
· The Met Gala Live-Stream Is a Go! [Racked]