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Fashionable Superheroes

imageWho said comic book superheroes were just for geeks?

The NYTimes has an interesting article (hat tip: JZG) New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art new exhibit on comic book costumes and their significance in the fashion world. The exhibit supposedly has plenty of classic costumes (e.g. one of those worn by Lynda Carter in the old-school Wonder Woman show, Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman costume, etc.)

Skeptical? So am I. But, it makes sense. Comicbook super heroes are a form of escapism involving roleplaying, violence, and barely hidden sexuality. What the heck do you think fashion is about?

I’d like to hear from anyone who’s actually been to the exhibit how it is though. Anybody?

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