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Equipment shirt, $298, Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com. Topshop pants, $50, Nordstrom, nordstrom.com. Burberry jacket, $2,595, and Miu Miu boots, $990, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings, $79, and ring, $69, both by Dennis Higgins, Tootsies, tootsies.com. Gloves, $15, Psycho Sisters, psychosistersshops.com. Socks, $3.99, Target, target.com.

Punk, Then And Now

Photos from our September fashion spread, as well as from the punk archives of Atlanta
updated 08.30.13

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  • Chanel blouse, $2,100, Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com. Plaid dress, $195, Avnah, avnah.com. Bracelet, $45, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.com. Vintage belt, $24, Rag-o-Rama, ragorama.com.
    Chanel blouse, $2,100, Saks Fifth Avenue…
  • Shirt, $145, and pants, $195, Bill Hallman. Sweater, $150, Avnah. Earrings, $175, Lilly Porter. Belt, $69.50, Club Monaco, clubmonaco.com. Bracelet, stylist\
    Shirt, $145, and pants, $195, Bill Hallm…
  • Topshop dress, $58, Nordstrom. Leggings, $42, American Apparel, americanapparel.net. Valentino heels, $1,195, Saks Fifth Avenue. Lela Rose necklace, $299, Tootsies. Vintage belt, $18, Rag-o-Rama. Marc by Marc Jacobs purple bracelet, $148, Bloomingdale\
    Topshop dress, $58, Nordstrom. Leggings,…
  • Saint Laurent jacket, $4,990, Jeffrey Atlanta. Vintage raccoon fur, stylist\
    Saint Laurent jacket, $4,990, Jeffrey At…
  • Dress, $375, Avnah. Tom Binns for Charlotte Olympia heels, $1,695, Jeffrey Atlanta, jeffreynewyork.com. Vintage necklace, $37, Rag-o-Rama. Bracelet and ring, stylist\
    Dress, $375, Avnah. Tom Binns for Charlo…
  • Alexis shirt, $205, and Rebecca Minkoff vest, $598, Saks Fifth Avenue. Rebecca Minkoff skirt, $298, Neiman Marcus. Topshop gold chain necklace, $25, Nordstrom. Spike necklace, $645, and skull bracelet, $295, both by Ashley Pittman, Tootsies. Gold and rhinestone bracelet, $45, Loft, loft.com. Earrings, $7.99, and ring, $7.99, Target. Bangles, stylist\
    Alexis shirt, $205, and Rebecca Minkoff …
  • Shirt, $49, Bill Hallman, billhallman.com. Givenchy pants, $1,860, Neiman Marcus. Chloé boots, $1,345, Saks Fifth Avenue. Topshop cross necklace, $50, Nordstrom. Virgins Saints & Angels spider necklace, $190, and Ashley Pittman bracelet, $295, Tootsies.
    Shirt, $49, Bill Hallman, billhallman.co…
  • Equipment shirt, $298, Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com. Topshop pants, $50, Nordstrom, nordstrom.com. Burberry jacket, $2,595, and Miu Miu boots, $990, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings, $79, and ring, $69, both by Dennis Higgins, Tootsies, tootsies.com. Gloves, $15, Psycho Sisters, psychosistersshops.com. Socks, $3.99, Target, target.com.
    Equipment shirt, $298, Neiman Marcus, ne…
  • The Metroplex, which hosted many a punk band in Atlanta, on Marietta Street in 1988, soon before it was demolished. It\
    The Metroplex, which hosted many a punk …
  • The Restraints, with frontman Chris Wood. “I\
    The Restraints, with frontman Chris Wood…
  • Punks at a gallery opening in the basement of Clark Brown\
    Punks at a gallery opening in the baseme…
  • National hardcore punk band Bad Brains at the Metroplex, 1985, with action in "the pit." Photograph courtesy of Russell King
    National hardcore punk band Bad Brains a…
  • Outside of Pershing Point apartments. “Every punk, every rocker, every artist, and every dancer came to that particular area to live,” says Andy Browne of the band the Nightporters. “It was like a whole Warholian-like mixture in a block in Midtown Atlanta.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    Outside of Pershing Point apartments. “E…
  • Punks visiting Agnes Scott College to see the Nightporters play. The band had a wide following, from guys in suits to street punks. Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    Punks visiting Agnes Scott College to se…
  • The Nightporters performing at Metroplex. “I grew up in England, and when my mom would go back, she’d pick up me and the rest of the band black jeans,” says Browne. “They were pretty much skintight jeans. And we had Beatle boots. And obviously our motorcycle jackets. Or mod jackets. Those Beatle boots went a long way, and when worn out, we’d just duct tape ’em up, as well as the back of our jeans when worn out. Duct tape was a fashion statement.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    The Nightporters performing at Metroplex…
  • The Nightporters behind the Blue Rat. “Fashion to me can be a really bad word or a really great word,” says Browne. “But we dug that whole kinda like, dress up, do something special thing, because it is special. People were trying to look different. Although now you look back and think maybe it’s kinda silly, but at least they were trying.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    The Nightporters behind the Blue Rat. “F…
  • Hanging out behind the Blue Rat. “[Punk] was more of a cherry-picking of all the stuff they thought was cool from the past,” says Jeff Clark of Stomp and Stammer, “and just sort of stripping it down and turning up the volume, and being a little bit more outrageous in attitude.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    Hanging out behind the Blue Rat. “[Punk]…
  • Punk styles at the Little Five Points festival, 1985. Photograph courtesy of Russell King
    Punk styles at the Little Five Points fe…
  • 1985 Little Five Points festival. "We all had each other\
    1985 Little Five Points festival. "We al…
  • “Phreddie Vomit was a big part of the scene,” says Mikel K. “He had several bands and is famous for falling through the roof of 688. Still to this day he has such heart and soul; he was such a great guy, and he had the look down.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    “Phreddie Vomit was a big part of the sc…
  • The Strand, a hair salon by Pershing Point and the Blue Rat, where many a Mohawk was made. “You know, I had a Mohawk for a while,” says Mikel K. “But I got rid of it because it was such a hassle to walk the streets of Atlanta with a Mohawk. You’d have guys throwing beer cans at you—empty beer cans.” Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    The Strand, a hair salon by Pershing Poi…
  • David Dickens, left, who worked at Metroplex, with a gravity-defying Mohawk at a Strand party. Photograph courtesy of Clark Brown
    David Dickens, left, who worked at Metro…