Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
From the MOMA exhibition, "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" explores the symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it will reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. "Superheroes" also explores superpowers and their manifestationsââliteral, symbolic, or metaphorical: Flashâs speed, Iron Manâs invulnerability, Hulkâs strength, and Spidermanâs agility are presented in their fantastical evocations. Featured designers include Pierre Cardin, John Galliano, Azzedine Alaia, Giorgio Armani, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des GarÃ§ons, and Walter van Beirendonck.