Friday, June 20, 2008

Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy at the Met

When I was in NYC at the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of catching the Superheroes exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was a beautiful collection of costumes and couture, and to see the actual costumes that the actors have wore during filming was incredible (Michelle Pfeiffer must be TINY, that cat woman suit was very small).

From The Met's website:

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.

If you are in the New York area, before September 1, definitely get to the met and check it out.

Photos via NY Times online

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