Speaking of superheroic dressing methods, they are about to get the highest accolade possible: a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Metropolitan Museum will get a healthy dose of pop culture next spring when The Costume Institute opens its next exhibition, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” on May 7, 2008.
Met curator Andrew Bolton tells WWD, “Originally, it was based on clothing that provided wearers with superhuman powers and that quite literally extended the the natural abilities of the human body, but over the years, we became more interested in the superheroes as metaphors for sex, power and politics.”
Can you say MUST SEE? Mark your calendars.