Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy

The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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.

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

NYC

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Uploaded on May 19, 2008