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As Four (American, 1999–2005). Ensemble, 1999. (2006.357a, b)

As Four (American, 1999–2005). Ensemble, 1999. Nylon, rubber. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Millia Davenport and Zipporah Fleisher Fund, 2006 (2006.357a, b)


The exhibition and its accompanying book are made possible by Giorgio Armani.

Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

Superheroes

Fashion and Fantasy

May 7–September 1, 2008

Accompanied by a catalogue

The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this compelling exhibition. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it reveals how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects are organized thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion.