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SUPERHEROES: FASHION & FANTASY AT THE MET

May 05, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

super-superman.jpgComic books meet sketch books in a new show at the Met called Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," which runs through Sept 1. "Superheroes are a metaphor for fashion because they share an obsession with the body, its identity and transformation," said curator Andrew Bolton to Suzy Menkes for the IHT. Bolton, working alongside curator-in-charge Harold Koda, has divided the exhibition into categories such as the body "graphic," "patriotic" or "virile." (Walter Van Beirendonck's "Hulk" jacket with inflatable pectorals fits the latter category.) Menkes walked the show with Giorgio Amrani and got some fun insight into the designer's childhood obsessions with comics. Read the full story here.