Friday, May 09, 2008
Superheroes: Fashion & Fantasy at the Met
About the Superheroes Fashion and Fantasy exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum:
The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this compelling exhibition. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it reveals how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects are organized thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion.
At the Metropolitan Museum in New York City from May 7th - September 1st as a special exhibition.
Even if you can't make it to the museum to see the exhibit in person, you must check out the amazing online display and intriguing descriptions and models of how superheroes have captured our imagination through fashion and fantasy since it all started with Superman in 1938.
Supermodels or Superheroes?
And for a detailed review of the Superhero exhibit, from top to bottom, please see The Shophound blog. It will almost make you think you are right there!