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May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · arts, fashion, Social Commentary

Now Thats PunkPunk at the Met? Sorry but I don’t think so.

My friend Kim Cihlar writes a great blog called Fashion Whirled (get it “world”)? And she’s pretty much always on the mark. And she’s also been around I think enough music and bands that I was surprised she towed the line on a recent red carpet event at the Met.

Punk has come to mean “fashion” I even have a book about Punk! If one looks at the huge coffee table book in my living room appropriately entitled “PUNK” (and which retailed for almost $100) it refers to a very narrow period in time back in London that took place at the famed “100 Club”.

Here’s an article about the great bands that played there including The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Siouxie and the Banshees, and a lot more.


Of course Punk was actually influenced by Ramones and then it morphed into a million different things including if you really reach, hardcore, skinhead, loud fast. Go look at some of the original Rock Hotel (the Ritz) posters online if you can find them. Chris williamson did an incredible job of bringing the best of the best to New York City and people could afford it.

Not like now where everything is Clear Channel.

BUT!!!…. this Fashion Punk scam is just about selling designer clothes. Just stylized metrosexuals who if you put them in the 100 Club would be quickly savaged and devoured.

I take issue with those who have cooped and bastardized the term but know i can do nothing about it because there are multitudes of PR types and interlopers for whim beauty as well as meaning is skin deep.

The most “Punk” thing at the MET was Kim Kardashian who towed her enormous girth up the steps to the red carpet with Kanye West wishing he could get his hands on a Twix as everyone stared in disbelief!

Now THAT’S Punk!

Kim Kardashian Punk

Brian McLane is a New York City based Daddy Blogger and writes about general interest topics ranging from parenting, popular culture, mass media, technology, politics and current events. His social commentary is now syndicated. Follow Brian McLane @iprogram or #BrianMcLane

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