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Yes, we've all been barraged by the same images of SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker), J-Lo, Gio (Giovanna Battaglia), Ha-Bo (Hamish Bowles), Ca-Ro (Carine Roitfeld), et. al. But Bill's editorial pictorial essays are always highly visual and informative, and he always makes sure to give credit where credit is due: singling out those who matter. In this case, he included images of Deborah Harry (who he described as "a voice of the moment"), Vivienne Westwood ("who turned fashion on to punk"), and Zandra Rhodes, ("another fashion punk pioneer").
And of course, the Queen Bee herself (no, not Beyoncé clad in yet another ridiculously ostentatious gown with never a ending train), but Anna Wintour, who helped raise $11.3 million for the museum and greeted guests at the grand stairway, lined by American and British flags made of roses. Undeniably, her considerable muscle and unfailing passion has helped to make this event one of the most high profile and eagerly anticipated on the calendar.
I loved how Bill superimposed a blown up image of Anna, and symbolically placed it at the very top of the stairs, and at the very top of the column, as if to emphasize her 'reign' over the event, (if not over fashion as well) while all the other pictures were of mannequins dressed in the exhibition's punk designs, or guests having fun with elements of the punk costume (studs, zippers, safety pins, moto jackets, graffiti prints, mohawks, etc),
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