Punk’d

Manolo Blahnik studded pump, $1,475. Available at Neiman Marcus. Photograph courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Manolo Blahnik studded pump, $1,475. Available at Neiman Marcus. Photograph courtesy of Neiman Marcus

It was that great philosophe Hannibal Smith of the hit 1980s TV series “The A-Team” who always said, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

We at WAG couldn’t agree more. So we are tickled that our August “S’wellness” issue features cover guy Novak Djokovic as well as a package on punk, because, after all, Nole’s personal philosophy is “Be unique,” and punk was and is all about doing your own thing – with an edgy attitude and preferably spiky Nole hair.

This fall, Neiman Marcus rocks the punk look in its Rocker Chic collection, which features studs, chains and spikes on some very pricey footwear and handbags. You’ll notice that red is the new neutral and that florals make a guest appearance.

What’s that you say, punk with florals? Well, if you check out The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” (through Aug. 14), you’ll observe that punk-influenced clothes have always embraced the hard and the soft, the masculine and the feminine. And if you look at the photos from the recent Met Costume Institute gala, you’ll notice, too, that hostess with the mostest Anna Wintour was in flower as was a very pregnant Kim Kardashian.

Kimmie, of course, looked like a flying carpet. But her blooming head-to-toe getup mirrored her own fecundity as well as another K, as in Gustav Klimt’s oeuvre. Is that Kim a marketing genius or what?

For more, visit metmuseum.org and neimanmarcus.com.

– Georgette Gouveia

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