Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie and designer Westwood, both key punk players, attended, and both were represented in the exhibit inside. (Harry wore a studded Tommy Hilfiger jacket and a skull hair accessory. Westwood was dressed in a pastel ballgown and cape covered with a ‘‘Truth’’ pin of Bradley Manning, the army private involved in the Wikileaks espionage case.)
‘‘Some people, including punks, would probably wonder if this (exhibit) belongs here in the museum, but it has had an enduring impact on fashion and everything in the arts, so they’re here, even if they’re kicking and screaming,’’ said Bolton.
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