Moda Operandi Announces Support Of Costume Institute Exhibition PUNK: Chaos To Couture At Metropolitan Museum Online luxury retailer to support Costume Institute's Spring 2013 Exhibition which Continues Legacy of Preeminent Research and Analysis of Fashion

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moda Operandi announced today its support of The Costume Institute's PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum; on view from May 9th through August 11th, 2013. 

"The Costume Institute is the greatest celebration of fashion as art," said Aslaug Magnusdottir, Co-Founder & CEO of Moda Operandi. "We are honored to support the institution because of its peerless ability to produce exhibits that inspire and galvanize. The spirit of the institute reflects the core reason we launched Moda Operandi to connect women worldwide to designers and the special pieces in their collections that evoke emotion and resonate with them like all great pieces of art."

PUNK: Chaos to Couture will examine punk's long lasting and continued impact on fashion from its origins in the 1970's to today, and will feature approximately 100 pieces from such designers as  Azzedine Alaia, Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Hussein Chalayan, Christophe Decarnin (Balmain), Ann Demeulemeester, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce and Gabbana), Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicolas Ghesquiere (Balenciaga) , Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (Viktor and Rolf), Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kane, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons), Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Franco Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Jeremy Scott, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi (Preen), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), Gianni Versace, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, and many more.  The exhibition will be an immersive experience for visitors with video and audio elements.

"The Costume Institute has a proud legacy of producing the world's most thought provoking and ambitious exhibits on fashion shaped by their transcendent vision and unrivaled vast collection," said Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Moda Operandi and Contributing Editor of Vogue.  "We are thrilled to be supporting this exhibition and look forward to the institution's analysis of punk and its long lasting impact on fashion today."

The exhibition and the benefit for The Costume Institute are made possible by Moda Operandi.  Additional support is provided by Conde Nast. Recent exhibitions of the Costume Institute include last year's Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations which was made possible by Amazon and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty which was supported by Alexander McQueen, both with additional support from Conde Nast.

About Moda Operandi
Moda Operandi launched in February 2011 with an innovative retail model that enables customers the ability to pre-order from entire unedited designer collections. Moda Operandi is the first online luxury fashion retailer to allow customers to pre-order tomorrow's styles today. Working closely with the world's top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Fendi, Missoni, and many more, Moda Operandi provides customers with access to complete collections from the finest brands - including exclusive ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry - immediately following their runway show. With shopping perks that include recommendations from top stylists, access to a personal shopping assistant, and tools to review looks from every angle, Moda Operandi puts its customers in the front row at the runway, from the comfort and privacy of home. Moda Operandi is the outgrowth of a passion shared by founders Aslaug Magnusdottir and Lauren Santo Domingo: to help designers build successful brands by directly connecting them to women worldwide. For more information visit www.modaoperandi.com

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