Fashion and the comics again

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Vogue-May-2008
Gwyneth Paltrow is on the cover of this month’s Vogue…and so is Iron Man’s helmet! Wacky! (Paltrow co-stars in the Iron Man movie, in case you forgot.) We’re told the insides contain more comics coverage but we haven’t been able to drop by one of New York’s rapidly-vanishing newsstands to check it out yet.

The New York Times jumps on the comics/fashion connection with a preview of the Metropolitan Museum’s upcoming superhero fashion retrospective:

On Tuesday, Mr. Bolton was testing out some of the outfits that are planned for the show, opening May 7, on high-gloss mannequins that were designed to lend a “2001: A Space Odyssey” effect. A black vinyl mesh dress by the London designer Gareth Pugh, from his spring 2007 collection, with robotic-looking pyramids sprouting from the shoulders and arms, was likened to Batman’s armor. There were lots of Spider-Woman dresses from Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier and Julien Macdonald, as well as high-tech athletic uniforms, including the controversial Speedo LZR suit, which has raised questions as to whether its design is performance enhancing, for swimming.

“Sometimes designers are attracted to superhero costumes quite literally,” Mr. Bolton said. “And sometimes they are attracted to what they represent — they represent the ultimate metaphor for fashion. They represent transformation.”

Comments

  1. Ken says

    This trend has cropped up before: I don’t suppose either the comics or the fashion world would be particularly pleased to be reminded of this, but Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes for the 1995 Judge Dredd film.

  2. says

    Newsstands? I thought most people got their magazines from grocery stores and the like. Of course I do live out in the suburbs…

  3. maija says

    I like how they photoshopped her neck so that her head appears to be detaching from her body.

  4. Steve Taylor says

    Wow.
    The worst part of that post is, “…New York’s rapidly-vanishing newsstands,…”.
    NO!!!
    The worst part of that post is that Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be in the Iron Man movie.
    I knew that I let myself get too damned excited about that damned Iron Man movie.
    I KNEW it!!!
    I hate to say it,…but,…this does not bode well.
    Whether or not her head is attached,…does not bode well.
    (Why couldn’t she just be in The Spirit movie!)

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