The Good, the Bad, the Fucked-Up and the Insanely Ugly of the Met Gala

Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue threw the annual spring gala, celebrating the Costume Institute's exhibition, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture." It was a fashion freakshow, complete with crazy couture, deranged hair and mad makeup. If you're ready to see celebrities go over the fucking top, you've come to… » 5/07/13 5:20pm 5/07/13 5:20pm

See New Footage of Stephen Sprouse's Very First Show

KCD and Fashionista digitized recently unearthed archival footage of Stephen Sprouse's very first show. The year was 1984, and New York fashion was still all punk and cool and shit. Watch out especially for transgender model Teri Toye, Sprouse's muse. "I don’t think people had really experienced anything like it –… » 5/03/13 3:20pm 5/03/13 3:20pm

Nancy Spungen: Victim Of Drugs Or A Sexist Punk Scene?

Nancy Spungen, the ill-fated girlfriend of the Sex Pistol's Sid Vicious, is reviled » 10/20/08 2:30pm 10/20/08 2:30pm in the same way Yoko Ono and Courtney Love are reviled: All three are blamed by many for the downfall of beloved musical groups (the Sex Pistols, the Beatles and Nirvana, respectively) and all three were hated by their lovers'…

Awesome Aussie Grandmas Perform Sex Pistols Song

In the video above, a group of Australian women over the age of 80 perform the 1977 song "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols, which was originally titled "No Future" and banned by the BBC. It's part of artist Christoph Büchel's exhibit "no future" at the Sydney Biennale 2008. The ladies were given an open gallery… » 9/10/08 3:40pm 9/10/08 3:40pm

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life: Only For Hardcore Smiths

A documentary that was 11 years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life » 8/08/08 1:30pm 8/08/08 1:30pm focuses on the poster girl for the protopunk scene as she attempts to revive her musical career. Directed and filmed in black-and-white by commercial fashion photographer Steven Sebring, the film focuses less on Smith's past and more on who she…

Punk Princess Vivienne Westwood: Fuck Fashion

Vivienne Westwood, so-called creator of the "punk" aesthetic, thinks we need to stop shopping. » 9/27/07 12:30pm 9/27/07 12:30pm

Yeah, after all, nothing affronts a punk sensibility like old-fashioned consumerism! But why does Dame Vivienne think we need to curb our horrific spending habits? Let us guess: By "choose well" Ms. Westwood means "choose…