Late last month, New York considered a cover for a series of stories related to the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, which focuses on punk this year. Then the Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing manhunt happened, and the magazine switched to a related image. Now, as we look forward to socialites in safety pins, leather, and who knows what else at the Met’s gala tonight, here’s a look at one of the covers that was originally under consideration: Anna Wintour as a punk, illustrated by Darrow. She’s still got a few precious hours to head out for Manic Panic.
Photo: Darrow and Photography by Paul Morigi/Getty