Thursday, May 29, 2008

celebrity super fashion

What a superhero wears does matter. To be a superhero, you have to be strong, have some special abilities, an understanding of justice, and of course you should definitely have a good costume. Creators of superheros surely spent pretty much time and energy on designing what they wore and then they all became symbols of our fantasy world.

'Fashion not only shares the superhero’s metaphoric malleability, but actually embraces and responds to the particular metaphors that the superhero represents, notably that of the power of transformation. Fashion celebrates metamorphosis, providing unlimited opportunities to remake and reshape the flesh and the self. Through fashion and the superhero, we gain the freedom to fantasize, to escape the banal, the ordinary, and the quotidian. ' (via

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art "Superheroes:Fashion and Fantasy", picks ensembles from runways, movies and sports arenas that were related to original superhero costumes. As well as showing the influence of superhero costumes in fashion, this exhibition also explores the cultural effects of these characters: How does a costume change not only the look but also the identity of anyone wearing these futuristic and strong looking suits by means of empowering and transforming the wearer to a hero ?

Running trough September 1st, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, made possible by Giorgio Armani as well as Julia Roberts and George Clooney, is worth visiting if you're in town, to see the original costumes from "Iron Man", "Spider-Man" and "X-Men" as well as seeing fashion legends like Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and many others taking the idea of what a superhero looks like, stands for and fights for to transform it into their catwalks.

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