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Courtney Love slams punk exhibit

Courtney Love has slammed the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit, claiming most of the outfits were created specifically for it.

The singer has been outspoken about how ill-informed many people who claim to be punks are. She has praised Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane for understanding the aesthetic, but claimed Marc Jacobs got it totally wrong.

Courtney was also disappointed when she went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's latest display, which she claims totally misses the point of the movement.

"I just came back from the Punk to Couture exhibit at the [Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City] - it was sort of a birthday thing. I was kind of infuriated because nothing was vintage," she fumed to Fashion magazine. "It was all like Riccardo [Tisci] curated this just for the MET, Gareth [Pugh] made pieces just for the MET and Rodarte did stuff just for the MET. There were a few old pieces of Westwood in the front and some beautiful McQueen dresses made out of garbage bags."

To celebrate the exhibition, this year's Met Gala had a punk theme. Many stars were criticised for their choice of attire, with Gwyneth Paltrow choosing a hot pink Valentino Haute Couture gown.

Courtney was scathing about many of the outfits, insisting a lot of the actresses had no hope of looking truly punk.

"I was invited but I didn’t want to go - I just didn’t want to put the effort into it. Did you see half those girls? I mean, come on. It was January Jones and more faux-hawks than I’ve ever seen… I think I would have strangled people," she said. "At least Anna Wintour wore Marni with roses on it - she just didn’t participate. To see actresses that pride themselves on dressing pretty with Pat McGrath black square eyeshadow and faux-hawks was too much for me.”

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