Thursday, April 10, 2008
Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a new exhibition starting May 7th, called Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy. According to the pamphlet I received in the mail, "The exhibition will explore the symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero. Featuring movies, costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high performance sportswear, it will reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects will be organized thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers will be catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression to fashion."