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Fab Flash: Superheroes at the 2008 Costume Institute Exhibit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" as the theme of its Spring exhibit. The museum plans to explore the superhero's iconic costume of cape, mask, and bodysuit as it has appeared in fashion. The exhibit, which is co-chaired by Giorgio Armani, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, will run from May 7 to September 1, and the accompanying gala, known as the Oscars of the fashion industry, will be hosted on May 5.

Approximately 70 ensembles will be featured, from high-performance sportswear and iconic movie costumes to avant-garde couture looks spanning the decades, all inspired by Catwoman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, and more. Designers represented include everyone from Balenciaga, Armani, and Alexander McQueen to Jeremy Scott, Pierre Cardin, and Nike.

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Bevaleee78 Bevaleee78 8 years
that sounds so cool! i have to go!
julforever julforever 8 years
can't wait.
julforever julforever 8 years
can't wait.
mommie mommie 8 years
I would love to see that one.
mommie mommie 8 years
I would love to see that one.
mommie mommie 8 years
I would love to see that one.
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
zomg, michelle pfeiffer as catwoman was one of my ultimate style icons! i am so excited about this!!
emalove emalove 8 years
Ooh, I would love to see that exhibit!
daddio49 daddio49 8 years
Sounds great - please remind us when the exhibit actually opens :)
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
Nothing will top the Chanel exibit in my mind.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I've always loves the catwomen costume Michelle P. wore in the 2nd Batman.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
That's super neat! I wish I could go see it :D
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