Superhero Couture

How have comic book superhero tights, capes and freakshows influenced fashion? If you are in New York or planning to go to New York, be sure to check out this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
May 7, 2008–September 1, 2008
Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor

Image courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture and high-performance sportswear, the exhibit 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 fuel discussion on comic books and fashion. If you go, please give us a report!

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