Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Get Your Corset and Cape Ready...




If you're in NYC before September 1, and looking for one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun exhibits to land at the Met Museum in a long time, check out "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy".
Curator Andrew Bolton and movie set designer Nathan Crowley ("Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight") have put together a production that showcases "how the superhero is the overarching metaphor for fashion, because both share this obsession with the body, identity and transformation." according to Bolton.
The exhibits are organized into such themes as "The Graphic Body," "The Patriotic Body," "The Armored Body," and "The Mutantl Body," the mixes actual superheroes with the symbolism of their costumes with fashion designs of similar veins.
How often does the classic Metropolitan museum flaunt the fetishism of Catwoman with Dolce & Gabbana black corset gowns or Thierry Mugler PVC catsuits? How often do you get to see Spiderman couture with dresses by Jean Paul Gaultier, Julien Macdonald and John Galliano?

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