The Future Is Unsewn
The Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, leading voice of Givenchy, champions the use of sharp details and sheer effects in his upscale designs. His were some of the more gothic looks in the Met's display, and that comparably dramatic staging channeled back to the Costume Institute's most successful exhibit to date, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" of 2011.
Tisci's skin-baring inclusions seem to link directly to the statement recently given by Andrew Bolton, Curator of the Costume Institute. "Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion. Although punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk's aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness."
However, as Beth Ditto and Karen O can attest, being "punk" by nature can come with designer clothes nowadays. Punk clothing is pretty incidental to the music.
Seen here: The Clash's Joe Strummer in the late Seventies; Riccardo Tisci for House of Givenchy look for spring/summer 2008, as seen in Vogue Italia, March 2008.