01 June 2008

superheroes - fashion and fantasy

I love fashion and superheroes, so imagine my excitement when I heard the Metropolitan Museum of Art was having a special exhibition called "Superheroes Fashion and Fantasy." Made possible by none other than Giorgio Armani.

The MET's description of the show is as follows:
"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."

Sounds like a great concept and I've yet to be disappointed by one of the Met's fashion exhibits (Gianni Versace, Channel, Costume Institutes's yearly show, etc...)

The exhibition runs from May 7, 2008 through September 1, 2008 in the Special Exhibition Galleries on the 1st floor of the Met. To read more about the show check out the Met's Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/superheroes/index.asp

1 comment:

EVR said...

I saw about this on Sunday Morning. Do you watch Charles Osgood too?

We should go, maybe in August. If we stay for longer than one day, I will drive. :)